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A Matter of Conscience : Religious Exemptions and the Healthcare Debate

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Further Reading:

Articles and Books

Religious Expression in American Public Life: A Joint Statement of Current Law.” A statement produced by the Center for Religion and Public Affairs at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity, 2010.

Physicians and the First Amendment” in the New England Journal of Medicine, 2008. An editorial on the South Dakota informed consent to abortion law, and it’s relationship to the freedom of speech as guaranteed in the First Amendment.

Religious Freedom in the United States” by Melissa Rogers in the International Journal, 2004. An overview of legal principles and the main Constitutional clauses governing church-state-relations in the United States.

External Links

"Year one in White House faith-based office" by Ruth Braunstein 
The Immanent Frame, 2010. Post overviews critiques of the first year at the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. 

"Executive Order: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act"
signed by President Obama on March 24, 2010. The text of executive order signed by President Obama after the passing of the health care reform bill in March 2010.  The order guarantees restrictions on the use of federal funding for abortions.

"Health Reform" published by The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. A number of online resources helpful in understanding the recent healthcare debate and the implementation of healthcare reform.