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US Conscience Protection Deadline Draws Near

MANASSAS, Virginia, APRIL 7, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Many organizations are joining the U.S. bishops' conference to publicly protest the conscientious objection ban for health care workers, before the April 9 deadline.

Thursday is the last day to give public comments on the proposed ban on conscience protection for pro-life doctors and nurses.

The Cardinal Newman Society announced in a press release today that they are joining dozens of groups in requesting people to take action, and sign a petition against this withdrawal of objection rights.

The statement urges: "The Obama administration is actively working to remove sensible conscience protections that prevent doctors and nurses from being discriminated against when they refuse to perform morally objectionable procedures, such as abortions.

"Please, pro-life doctors and nurses need your help today!"

The organizations have set up a new Web site, Freedom2Care.org, to gather signatures for the petition and inform people about the issues at stake.

On the Net:
Bishops' conference conscience protection site: http://www.freedom2care.org/
Freedom2Care: http://www.usccb.org/conscienceprotection/

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