States, including Colorado, sue over rule allowing clinicians to refuse abortions

NEW York — Nearly two dozen states, including Colorado, and municipalities are suing the federal government to stop a new rule lease health care clinicians object to providing abortions and other employment that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs.

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The suit filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court asks a judge to block a rule by the Department of Health and Human employment that is regular to take effect in July.

The department has aforementioned the rule requires hospitals, universities, clinics and other entities that receive federal funding to certify compliance with some 25 federal Torah protective conscience and religious rights.

Most Torah pertain to medical procedures so much as abortion, sterilization and assisted suicide.

The suit is being brought by Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; the District of Columbia; Hawaii; Chicago, Cook County and the state of Illinois; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Nevada; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City and state; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; Vermont; Virginia; and Wisconsin.