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Obama calls for pro-life conscience protection-- even as administration works to undermine it

May 18, 2009

In perhaps the most remarkable line in his commencement address at the University of Notre Dame, President Barack Obama called for conscience protection for pro-life health-care providers, even as his administration proposes to overturn existing conscience-protection regulations. “Let's honor the conscience of those who disagree with abortion, and draft a sensible conscience clause, and make sure that all of our health care policies are grounded not only in sound science, but also in clear ethics, as well as respect for the equality of women,” the president said.


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