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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


Sep 22, 2017 Araceli Flygare
Sep 22, 2017 JOAN AQUILINA
Sep 22, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Sep 21, 2017 Ruth Adams
Sep 21, 2017 DOLORES SIMS
Sep 21, 2017 Lauren Lunde
Sep 21, 2017 Sharon Schaffer
Sep 21, 2017 Susan Jefgreys
Sep 21, 2017 Alison Zacharis
Sep 21, 2017 Wendy Norris
Sep 21, 2017 Karen Zidar
Sep 21, 2017 Elke Hoppenbrouwers
Sep 21, 2017 Kim Russell
Sep 21, 2017 Valerie Kingins
Sep 21, 2017 Marietta Perez
Sep 21, 2017 Dayna Lamb
Sep 7, 2017 Janine Jensen
Sep 4, 2017 Lydia Lafferty
Sep 2, 2017 Onita Omorodion
Sep 2, 2017 Marsha Neal-Williams
Aug 29, 2017 Gil Hackel
Aug 28, 2017 Eric Horwitz
Aug 28, 2017 Marie Smith
Aug 28, 2017 Lee Ann Edwards
Aug 28, 2017 Thomas Windberg
Aug 28, 2017 Xiea Ortiz
Aug 28, 2017 Gemma Eggleton
Aug 28, 2017 Alyce McNew He needs to leave things alone.
Aug 28, 2017 Ina Kornblum
Aug 27, 2017 Candi Gaona
Aug 26, 2017 Lisa Wain
Aug 26, 2017 Ann Thomas
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Aug 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 26, 2017 Gertrude Gustke
Aug 26, 2017 Sherry Summers
Aug 26, 2017 Linda Jackson
Aug 26, 2017 Cathy Delorme Our constitution clearly demands the separation of church and state.
Aug 26, 2017 Sharon Cumming
Aug 26, 2017 Ethel Schwartz Bock
Aug 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 26, 2017 Anita Toney, MHS
Aug 26, 2017 Sandra Holbrook
Aug 26, 2017 Rosemary Wolf
Aug 26, 2017 Judith a Goodwin
Aug 26, 2017 Kimberly Morreale
Aug 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 26, 2017 Irma Rivera
Aug 24, 2017 Sue-Anne TAYLOR

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