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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


Feb 19, 2018 Dolores Herrmann
Feb 19, 2018 Stephanie Hosack
Feb 17, 2018 koenraad seminck
Feb 17, 2018 Sandra Kearney
Feb 16, 2018 Davor Maznik
Feb 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 15, 2018 Lance Kammerud
Feb 15, 2018 Tina Johnson
Feb 15, 2018 Joyce Overton
Feb 13, 2018 Bonnie Steiger
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Feb 1, 2018 J.E. Lepanto
Feb 1, 2018 Susan Kot
Jan 31, 2018 Kristine Boucher
Jan 29, 2018 Terri GREGUREK I want Congress and the Senate to explain to me how they feel they know may life, body better then me or my doctor. Who is going to take care of these unwanted children. Not them they have elimated the help for this.
Jan 29, 2018 Diane McMahon I cannot believe we are still have this conversation. We have separation of church and state.
Jan 29, 2018 Imogene Weston
Jan 29, 2018 R.A. Dayton
Jan 29, 2018 Lynn Brown
Jan 29, 2018 Brandi Shelton
Jan 29, 2018 Rebecca Shelton
Jan 29, 2018 Kate Bergh
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Jan 29, 2018 linda magyar
Jan 29, 2018 Eleni Demetriou
Jan 29, 2018 penny zahler separation of church and state is the backbone of our country
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Jan 29, 2018 geraldine S
Jan 29, 2018 David Meneses B.
Jan 28, 2018 Jennifer McLain
Jan 28, 2018 Judy Miles
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Jan 27, 2018 Phyllis Gerritsen
Jan 27, 2018 KIMBERLY THORPE
Jan 27, 2018 Patricia Kortjohn
Jan 27, 2018 Lillian Bogan
Jan 27, 2018 Pamela deRoy
Jan 27, 2018 Richard Nelson
Jan 27, 2018 Lauren Arnold
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Jan 27, 2018 Anita Murphy
Jan 27, 2018 Mary Butler
Jan 27, 2018 Deborah Golembiewski
Jan 25, 2018 Cindy Page
Jan 25, 2018 Perlita Schubert
Jan 25, 2018 tj bolduc
Jan 25, 2018 georgianna overstreet
Jan 25, 2018 Holly Reed
Jan 25, 2018 Frances Pot

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