Action Alert

TAKE ACTION: Oppose bill allowing religious discrimination in health care

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The Kentucky Legislature is fast-tracking a bill that would allow widespread discrimination in health care in the name of religion. Please urge your state senators to oppose this dangerous measure.

The bill, SB 83, would allow licensed health care workers (such as doctors, nurses and pharmacists) and health care payers (employers paying for health insurance) to refuse to participate in any health care they claim to have a religious objection to. This would allow, for instance, pharmacists to refuse to fill contraception prescriptions, nurses or doctors to refuse to provide gender-affirming health care, employers to refuse to pay for contraceptives — and much more.

This bill poses a serious threat to Kentucky residents and could needlessly jeopardize the medical needs of vulnerable patients, particularly women and LGBTQ individuals. Please click on the red “Take Action” link below to use our simple, automated system to contact your state senators and urge them to vote no on SB 83. Feel free to use or adapt the talking points provided.

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