Defend conscience rights for all people

  Standing up to discrimination & bullying in health care

Credit: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the University of Notre Dame in honor of the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C

A New Birth for Civil Rights

The Civil Rights movement’s foundation included religious conscience: the faith of citizens convicted them in their hearts that the law was wrong, violated God-given inalienable rights, and needed to be changed to protect dignity and civil rights of all.

We need to rediscover this civil rights foundation in health care because the rights of patients, doctors, and nurses to receive and give care consistent with their conscience and religious convictions is under attack.

“I will stay in jail to the end of my days before I make a butchery of my conscience.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

  Rights Under Attack 

Excellent health care shouldn’t mean violating our convictions

Job Interview Denied

Sara was denied an interview with Tampa Family Health Centers simply because of her pro-life beliefs.

Individuals are denied the opportunity for fair employment based solely on their religious beliefs.

Lawsuit over surgery refusal

A Catholic hospital is facing a lawsuit over its refusal to perform a hysterectomy for the purposes of treating gender dysphoria.

Hospitals are threatened to perform procedures that violate their religious beliefs.

Fired from her job

Megan was fired for her refusal to prescribe or refer her patients out for emergency contraception in a Catholic hospital.

Hospital workers are discriminated against and ostracized due to religious convictions.

Hospital Funding Stripped

A Catholic non-profit hospital system, founded by the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, was told they must perform gender reassignment surgeries or risk losing millions in Federal funding.

The ability to care is under attack when institutions are targeted for refusing to perform procedures against their consciences.

– Join The Movement –

Protect the rights of patients, doctors, and nurses from the threat of discrimination and bullying.

Speak for the Voiceless

Demand government officials defend our rights at federal and state levels.

Create Awareness

Dialogue about conscience and religious freedom on a local and national level.

Stay Informed

You can’t defend rights if you don’t know about the attacks.


  Sign The Pledge

Join thousands of individuals across the country by signing the Religious Freedom in Health Care Pledge and showing your support for medical conscience, religious freedom, and human dignity.


  • I have the right to medical care consistent with my religious convictions
  • Patients should be free from coercion due to their beliefs
  • Medical professionals have the right to provide healthcare without violating their conscience
  • Medical institutions should also be free to provide healthcare consistent with their moral values
  • Medical students should not be forced to violate their religious convictions


  •  A new birth of civil rights in health care that defends conscience rights and the dignity of patients and medical professionals alike
  •  Action on a local and national level to ensure the protection of these rights.