Should evangelicals get to evangelize through healthcare?

The newly created Conscience and Religious Freedom Division in the Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights handles conflicts between health and faith. For instance, if a doctor doesn’t want to perform an abortion because of a religious objection, they can go to the new division.

The HHS says this move will “restore federal enforcement of our nation’s laws that protect the fundamental and unalienable rights of conscience and religious freedom.” But critics say it will legalize discrimination, and is an example of church infringing on state.

When it comes to our health, who and what should we protect?


  • Emmarie Huetteman Correspondent, Kaiser Health News; @emmariedc
  • Robin Fretwell Wilson Director, Epstein Health Law and Policy Program, Illinois College of Law
  • Sara Hutchinson Ratcliffe Vice President, Catholics for Choice; @catholic4choice
  • Ashley McGuire Senior fellow, The Catholic Association

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