Bloomberg Law
June 26, 2019, 1:24 PM

Christian Group Wants In on Defense of Conscience Rule

Mary Anne Pazanowski
Mary Anne Pazanowski
Legal Reporter

Health-care workers with religious objections to performing medical procedures like abortion are in the best position to defend the government’s new conscience protection rule, a Christian provider group said.

The Christian Medical and Dental Associations June 25 asked the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for permission to join the U.S. Health and Human Services Department in fighting states’ attempts to block the rule before its July 22 effective date.

The association is in a unique position to defend the rule because its nearly 20,000 members will be the ones affected by it, the CMDA said ...