Missouri House Approves Conscience Rights for Healthcare Workers

This week the Missouri House passed legislation that would provide conscience rights for healthcare workers by a vote of 112-38.  A number of Democrats joined with the majority of Republicans in supporting the bill. View a breakdown of the votes by clicking here.

Sponsored by House Speaker Tim Jones (R-Eureka), HB 1430 would protect those working in the healthcare profession by preventing them from being forced to perform or participate in abortion, sterilization, contraception, embryonic stem cell research, and assisted reproduction if to do so would violate their sincerely held moral or ethical beliefs.  The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration.

Posted: February 14, 2014

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