From our friends at Americans United for Life
Imagine if the only doctor you could find to deliver your baby was also an abortionist.
That's Planned Parenthood's new goal -- to run every pro-life healthcare provider out of the medical profession. According to David Stevens of the Christian Medical Association, a Planned Parenthood lawyer told him in a recent debate on National Public Radio (NPR), "If you are unwilling to provide a legal healthcare procedure, you have no business being a doctor."
In other words, if you're a doctor who is not willing to perform an abortion, get another job.
Last year, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) implemented an important rule that forbids hospitals and other healthcare programs who receive American tax dollars from discriminating against pro-life doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers.
Now President Obama wants to overturn it.
This radical agenda of Planned Parenthood will cause thousands of healthcare workers to be targeted with discrimination claims by allies of the pro-abortion lobby.
Is your obstetrician pro-life? Planned Parenthood would prefer that you have no doctor at all than for your doctor to be pro-life. Shortages in doctors already exist -- one-third
of rural woman live in counties with no OB/GYN.
U.S. Senator and practicing obstetrician Dr. Tom Coburn told CNSNews.com
that he was willing to defy the law if President Obama tries to force pro-life doctors into doing abortions:
"I think a lot of us will go to jail. Let’s see them prosecute the first one of us for not doing that
AUL and AUL Action joined with allied groups to create the Freedom2Care coalition and fight back.
Right now, HHS is accepting comments from you about whether they should keep or rescind these important regulations protecting pro-life healthcare professionals. Whether you're a patient or healthcare professional, I need you to send your message to HHS through the Freedom2Care.org website and tell them to keep the rules in place and prevent discrimination against pro-life doctors.Patients -- Comment HereHealthcare Professionals -- Comment HereDeadline: Midnight, Thursday April 9
In addition, please contact your Members of Congress and ask them to support conscience protections for pro-life healthcare providers.Patients Contact Congress HereHealthcare Professionals Contact Congress Here
We can't allow Planned Parenthood and their pro-abortion allies to force pro-life professionals out of medicine. Please stand with me today in defending their right to keep caring for us.
Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D.
President & CEO AUL Action