Senate District 5
Stephen A. Huffman
Huffman Defends Medical Professionals Facing Moral, Religious Conflicts While Serving Patients
June 15, 2021

COLUMBUS—State Senator Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City) today released the following statement in support of medical professionals' right to practice in a manner that is consistent with their moral, ethical or religious beliefs:

"In my career as a doctor, I have consistently and wholeheartedly prioritized my patients, and I do everything in my power to improve their overall health and wellness in a way that best fits their needs. However, when a patient requests elective services, like abortion, that could infringe on a doctor's personal religious, moral or ethical code, it is simply time they find a new provider. I fully support the language in this budget that protects all medical professionals by ensuring they are not obligated to perform or pay for procedures that conflict with their conscience."

For more information, see the language in the most recent budget comparison document here.
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