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New healthcare law raises concerns about respecting providers' consciences

Washington Post, May 11, 2010

Advocates for protecting health workers argue the new health reform law leaves vulnerable those healthcare workers with qualms about abortion, morning-after pills, stem cell research and therapies, assisted suicide, and a host of other services. Proponents of patients' rights, meanwhile, contend that the legislation favors those who oppose some end-of-life therapies and the termination of pregnancies and creates new obstacles for dying patients and women seeking abortions.