Public Policy Fellow: The Obama Administration Nullifies Conscience Rights

Author: Kenneth Hallenius

CEC Public Policy Fellow Richard Doerflinger published an op-ed decrying the Obama Administration for its failure to protect conscience rights for health care providers in accordance with its legal responsibility per the Weldon Amendment. Doerflinger writes,

Yet through a mangled interpretation of the statute—one that ignores its plain text and inserts qualifiers and exceptions nowhere found in that text—the administration manages to neutralize the statute. For good measure, it announces that this law, which was repeatedly signed and praised by President Obama, is probably unconstitutional—echoing an argument long advanced by pro-abortionists, but not accepted by any court.

Who needs three branches of government when the legislative, executive, and judicial functions can all be performed for you by this administration?

Read Doerflinger's full piece on The Public Discourse.