White House Unveils Rules to Protect Health Workers’ Religious Beliefs

The Trump administration will require hospitals and health organizations to do more to shield medical workers with moral or religious objections to medical procedures such as abortion, assisted suicide or sterilization.

A rule released Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services significantly broadens the agency’s enforcement ability and strengthens protections for health care workers who say that certain medical procedures violate their beliefs. Critics say it will curtail access to care for many women, as well…