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THE INDEPENDENT: Trump administration tracking teenage girls who want an abortion

May 8, 2019 News Article

'The health department has an overall pattern of weaponising health care information,' says campaigner.

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PENNSYLVANIA CAPITAL-STAR: Brian Sims was right, defending abortion rights is a critical fight. His tactics were all wrong

May 8, 2019 News Article

So we have some thoughts about state Rep. Brian Sims’ most recent star turn in the national media spotlight after he posted a Twitter video of himself haranguing some protesters who’d gathered outside the offices of a Philly Planned Parenthood office last week.

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THE ATLANTIC: Health and Human Services and the Religious-Liberty War

May 7, 2019 News Article

Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services is pitting religious freedom against abortion and LGBTQ rights.

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WALL STREET JOURNAL: White House Unveils Rule to Protect Health Workers’ Religious, Moral Beliefs

May 2, 2019 News Article

The Trump administration will expand enforcement of protections for medical workers with moral or faith-based objections to medical procedures such as abortion, assisted suicide or sterilization—setting off a likely legal battle over religious rights in health care.

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NEWSWEEK: HHS Changes To Permit Religious Exemptions Will Have ‘Chilling Effect’ On Health Care: Watchdog

May 2, 2019 News Article

The Department of Health and Human Services' decision allowing medical workers to refuse to provide services because of religious or conscientious objections "creates a chilling effect" on health care, a watchdog organization told Newsweek 

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LGBTQ NATION: Trump admin issues rule that gives healthcare workers right to discriminate against LGBTQ people

May 2, 2019 News Article

The Department of Health and Human Services has announced a rule that would allow healthcare workers like doctors, nurses, emergency personnel, and hospice workers to discriminate if they cite their religious beliefs as justification.

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WASHINGTON POST: Trump touts new faith-based protections for health-care workers at National Day of Prayer ceremony

May 2, 2019 News Article

Conservative groups welcomed what they call “conscience protections” for health care workers and others, while LGBTQ and women’s groups warned the rule would reduce services and potentially harm patients if providers refuse to deliver certain care, or treat gay and transgender people.

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THE ADVOCATE: Trump Announces 'Conscience Rule' That Threatens LGBTQ Health Care

May 2, 2019 News Article

The Department of Health and Human Services today announced its final “conscience rule” excusing health care personnel from participating in procedures to which they have religious or moral objections. Activists have warned that the rule could jeopardize health care for LGBTQ people.

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ROLL CALL: Trump administration swayed by conservative think tank on abortion, LGBT decisions, group says

April 25, 2019 News Article

The 35-page Equity Forward report says that The Heritage Foundation’s influence plays a large role in decisions related to abortion, fetal tissue research, contraception and protections for same-sex couples.

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POLITICO PULSE: Reading SCOTT LLOYD's new anti-abortion novel.

April 23, 2019 News Article

"The Undergraduate" is a lightly fictionalized memoir of Lloyd's college years. 

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