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The Conscience Protection Act to Defend Rights of Health Care Providers comes as Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sec. Xavier Becerra has been accused by conservatives of not fulfilling his promise to protect religious liberty.
“Defending the conscience rights of healthcare providers should be of great interest to all Americans, and is of grave importance to me as a physician, especially in light of recent failures to do so by the Biden Administration,” said Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., who introduced the bill.
UNITED STATES – DECEMBER 3: Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., and members of the House Freedom Caucus conduct a news conference to call on Attorney General William Barr to release findings of an investigation into allegations of 2020 election fraud, outside the Capitol on Thursday, December 3, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
“Secretary Becerra had committed to House Appropriators that he would ensure the protection