USA: Religious freedom versus the right to health

November 8, 2019

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Fortunately, a federal judge in New York has struck down a Trump administration rule allowing healthcare providers to opt out of procedures to which they have religious or moral objections, a policy that threatened care for LGBTI people and others.

“Everyone is entitled to their religious beliefs, but religious beliefs do not include a license to discriminate, to deny essential care, or to cause harm to others.” (Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, senior staff attorney with the @ACLU)