Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
WASHINGTON, DC—The current debate over the scope of conscience regulations in health care raises important questions for all of us. How broad should conscience refusal rules be for health care providers who object to providing medical treatment on religious or moral grounds? Should conscience refusal rules apply to institutions as well as individuals? What are the consequences of refusal rules for patients—and their conscience? How do we resolve conflicting issues of conscience in a diverse democracy?
Please join us for a lively and enlightening conversation on this important issue.
Holly Fernandez Lynch, Author of Conflicts of Conscience in Health Care: An Institutional Compromise
Willie J. Parker, Obstetrician/Gynecologist and Director of Family Planning for Washington Hospital Center
Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, Professor of Theology at Chicago Theological Seminary and Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress
Melissa Rogers, Director of the Center for Religion and Public Affairs at the Wake Forest University Divinity School
Discussion Moderated by:
Sally Steenland, Senior Policy Advisor for the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at the Center for American Progress
Light lunch served at 11:30 a.m.
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