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Pennsylvania Conscientious Objection Act (SB 276)

This law was last updated on Oct 12, 2016


State

Pennsylvania

Number

SB 276

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Feb 26, 2013

Sponsors

Co-sponsors: 11
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 12

Topics

Conscience and Refusal Clauses, Religious Freedom

Full Bill Text

www.legis.state.pa.us

SB 276 would have allowed health-care professionals and institutions to refuse to provide prescriptions for contraceptives and abortifacients or participate in health-care services that violate their conscience, and would have immunized health-care professionals and institutions from civil and criminal liability based on their refusal to provide prescriptions or participate in health-care services that violate their conscience.

The bill would also have prevented any kind of discrimination against health-care professionals who refuse to participate in health-care services that violate their conscience.

STATUS

Died in Public Health and Welfare Committee. Companion bill to HB 383.


People