Following up on President Obama’s words at his Notre Dame address that we should have “sensible” conscience protections for medical professionals who do not want to participate in abortions, Wisconsin Congressman Sensenbrenner has sent a letter to the President asking him to rescind his review of the regulations President Bush put in place.
The Bush regs provide for better enforcement of federal laws which provide those conscience protections. Almost immediately after taking office, Obama asked for a review of the regs.
In the letter, co-authored by Congressman Chris Smith of New Jersey, Sensenbrenner also asks that the President work with them to reduce the number of abortions by leaving prohibitions of taxpayer monies for abortions in place.
You can read Congressman Sensenbrenner’s letter to President Obama here.