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H.R. 4265: To abolish the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division in the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services, and for other purposes.

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About the bill

In existence since 2018, many Democrats believe the CRFD should be repealed.

Context

The hospital who, citing social distancing measures, denied a new mother who had contracted COVID-19 a visit by a Catholic priest.

The medical student who was required to shave his beard in order to wear the N95 respirator mask, in violation of his religious beliefs.

The hospital who forced a nurse to assist in performing an abortion, even though the nurse requested not to because of her objections to the procedure.

When generally-applicable healthcare statutes or policies come into conflict with individuals’ religious rights, which should prevail? In recent years, the debate has become more pronounced.

In January 2018, the Donald Trump administration created a new governmental division aimed at protecting the religious-rights side of the equation ...

Sponsor and status

Introduced
Jun 30, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on Jun 30, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 30, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor

Jahana Hayes

Representative for Connecticut's 5th congressional district

Democrat

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Cosponsors

5 Cosponsors (5 Democrats)

Source

History

Jun 30, 2021
 
Introduced

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H.R. 4265 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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