August 17, 2021

84 Lawmakers Accuse Biden Admin. of Pro-Abortion Favoritism in Conscience Rights Enforcement

84 members of Congress signed a letter to Biden administration officials stating that they violated federal law by instructing the Department of Justice to stop pursuing legal action against a hospital accused of coercing a nurse into participating in an abortion against her will. The legislators demanded that the administration share its reasoning for the decision and suggested that pro-abortion favoritism is causing them to discriminate against pro-life doctors.

Earlier this month, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra instructed the DOJ to drop its lawsuit against the University of Vermont Medical Center. The lawsuit was initiated by the Trump administration in 2019

The letter, signed by 21 senators and 63 representatives, reads in part:

“Your handling of this case is a profound miscarriage of justice and a rejection of your commitment to enforce federal conscience laws for Americans of all religious beliefs and creeds — and especially for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who object to abortion Your actions signal to employers all around the country that they don’t need to comply with the law because your agencies will not enforce it. They also signal that this administration would rather allow consciences to be violated at the behest of the abortion lobby rather [than] enforce the law and protect religious liberty.”

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