Senate Should Maintain Fair and Balanced Conscience Clause Provisions on Abortion Services Coverage in Health Reform Bill

There are three main reasons that the conscience clause contained in section 1303 of the Senate healthcare reform bill — and not the conscience clauses in the House of Representatives' version of the bill — should be included in the final bill:

First, the Senate bill puts women's right to healthcare first without compromising conscience rights, while the House bill puts anti-choice ideology ahead of health.

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