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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


Nov 17, 2017 Paul Statman
Nov 8, 2017 D S
Nov 8, 2017 Andrea Zheng
Nov 7, 2017 Jodi Abel
Nov 7, 2017 Terri Lynch
Nov 7, 2017 Kimberly Boden
Nov 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 4, 2017 Linda Hanchett
Nov 4, 2017 Karolyn Hoover
Nov 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 2, 2017 Sheila Phillips
Nov 2, 2017 Mae Ogsbury
Nov 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 2, 2017 Andrey Yushchenko
Oct 31, 2017 Brittany Douglas
Oct 31, 2017 Teresa Kohl
Oct 31, 2017 Emma l
Oct 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 29, 2017 Melissa Young Government is NEVER to be run by religion for a reason.
Oct 29, 2017 Beth Patterson
Oct 29, 2017 Steven Strode
Oct 29, 2017 Janet White This IS a Democracy, isn't it ?
Oct 29, 2017 Jim Coleman
Oct 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 29, 2017 Virginia Nordberg
Oct 29, 2017 Lin Sunseri
Oct 29, 2017 Dona Gartrell Our founding fathers were adamant that religion was separate from government because they had lived under such laws. Let's not go backwards on this principle. This means no one has to live under laws made because of another's religious beliefs.
Oct 29, 2017 Fran Walker
Oct 29, 2017 JULIA WANTUCK If men go pregnant, this wouldn't even be an issue. As Trump is fond of saying, "Sad!"
Oct 29, 2017 Lynn Goldberg
Oct 29, 2017 Mary Stratton
Oct 29, 2017 Faith Williams
Oct 29, 2017 Debbi Wood
Oct 29, 2017 Ted Rose https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2017/09/15/republicans-and-evangelicals-think-theyre-victims-and-remain-unmoved-by-real-discrimination/?utm_term=.d057de6e0554
Oct 29, 2017 Jodi Ford
Oct 29, 2017 Dimitra Nisioti
Oct 29, 2017 April Eversole
Oct 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 29, 2017 Michelle Funatsu
Oct 29, 2017 joni mueller
Oct 29, 2017 Barbara Lerner
Oct 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 29, 2017 Margaret Cancienne
Oct 29, 2017 robert dowling
Oct 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 29, 2017 Livia Preda
Oct 29, 2017 Erik Bjarnar
Oct 29, 2017 Roxann Carmean Floyd
Oct 29, 2017 Connie Swanson

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