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Compassion & Choices Calls for Repeal of Bush Administration Move to Undercut End-of-Life Care and Choice

Compassion & Choices calls on Obama Administration to repeal last-minute regulations allowing denial of medical services based on health care worker religious beliefs.

These regulations would allow individual health care workers to deny medical care to patients based on the worker’s religious or moral beliefs. “It is appalling that patients suffering from cancer or other terminal diseases would have their medical choices restricted based on a health care worker’s individual religious beliefs,” said Barbara Coombs Lee, president of Compassion & Choices. “We call upon the Obama Administration to repeal this ill-advised regulatory expansion. While on their way out the door, these administration officials tied a knot in the pipeline that provides information and care to those facing the end of life. The incoming Administration should repeal this regulation.”

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