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Religion is a deeply personal issue. Everyone has the right to determine what system is right for them, and which beliefs to abide by and hold dear.

But religious doctrine on what is acceptable medicine should not be imposed by law onto individuals who may not choose to be part of that religion. Doing so impinges upon personal freedom, especially when it comes to medical coverage.

The Rastafarian religion, for example, is largely against amputation. If a Rastafarian store owner legally imposed restrictions on medical coverage for his employees under the guise of religious liberty, diabetics who needed life-saving amputations or breast cancer patients who needed mastectomies could be denied — and the patients left in either financial ruin or without the care they need. Some Jehovah's Witnesses and Shinto practitioners oppose organ donation. Some Evangelical Christians oppose birth control. Christian Scientists oppose medical intervention altogether. Imagine your workplace telling you that you have no medical coverage at all because it infringes on the owner's religious freedom!

There is no way to keep all religions happy at all times with regard to medicine and law. Conflicting philosophies on what constitutes acceptable, ethical care make it impossible for religious-based law to find consensus, and takes the focus away from what should be a healthcare provider's primary concern: the patient.

The United States must do more to protect American patients' freedom to choose safe, legal, and scientifically sound medical procedures that are right for them, rather than protecting corporate religious freedom at the expense of the patient.

Sign the petition today, calling on President Trump to stop the protection of religious freedom for companies over the religious freedom of the individual. Religious exemptions have no place in a secular democracy and serve only to limit the freedoms of all.

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Dear President Trump,

I am alarmed by the increasing sway that religion is having over our democracy. Our nation, founded on religious freedom, is being overrun by groups overstepping their bounds and interfering with my personal religious freedom, and the freedom to determine what healthcare options are right for me.

I fully support an individual's right to practice their religion, but I cannot abide by laws that value religious doctrine over the individual right - my right - to access effective, safe, and legal medical care.

What some groups view as controversial, others have no problem with. There's no way to keep all religions happy at all times when you mix law and medicine. Conflicting philosophies on what constitutes acceptable, ethical care make it impossible for religious-based law to come to consensus, and takes the focus away from what should be a healthcare provider's primary concern: the patient.

The United States must do more to protect American patients' freedom to choose safe, legal, and scientifically sound medical procedures that are right for them, rather than protecting corporate religious freedom at the expense of the patient.

President Trump, please stop the prioritization of religious freedom for powerful companies over the religious freedom of their employees. Religious exemptions like this have no place in a secular democracy, and serve only to limit the freedoms of all.

Thank you,

Petition Signatures


Jul 15, 2018 Carole Gorecki
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Jul 14, 2018 Michael Masley
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Jun 25, 2018 Robin Brown Please save my LIFE. Receiving this horrible news gives you a feeling of being alone and terrified and alone. Without a support system and very informed Prfessioals who care is so important. It is My body and I should have with my Professioals to save me
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Jun 23, 2018 Robyn Butler
Jun 23, 2018 Deborah Young
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Jun 23, 2018 Leora Yaffi
Jun 23, 2018 Elizabeth Franklin
Jun 23, 2018 Beverly T. Gardner Religion should be personal.
Jun 23, 2018 Patt Geyler God gave us the right to make up our own minds!
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Jun 23, 2018 Beau Ryba
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Jun 23, 2018 (Name not displayed) We need more research on BC.
Jun 23, 2018 MaryEllen Brisbin
Jun 23, 2018 Jean B. More and more of our rights are being eroded away under this administration.
Jun 21, 2018 Katha Conrad-Barker
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