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Another Federal Judge Invalidates HHS’ ‘Conscience Rule’

By James Romoser
November 7, 2019 at 7:09 PM
A second federal judge on Thursday (Nov. 7) struck down an HHS rule that would allow health care workers to refuse to provide care based on their moral or religious beliefs. U.S. District Judge Stanley Bastian of Washington state issued an oral ruling against the so-called conscience rule during a hearing in Spokane, according to court documents. His ruling comes one day after U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer of Manhattan released an opinion finding that the rule exceeded HHS’ authority...


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