Amici Brief – Illinois Healthcare Right of Conscience Act
June 8, 2017
A brief filed by Americans United for Life in support of Plaintiffs, National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Bruce Rauner and Bryan Schneider. Amici includes American Association of Prolife Obstetricians and Gynecologist, American College of Pediatricians, Christian Medical and Dental Associations and Heartbeat International.
Amici Curiae respectfully urge this Court to consider the full medical, scientific, ethical, religious and moral context for their objections to the 2017 Amendments to the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act. The Amendments not only obstruct the ability of the physician to make professional judgments in the best interests of their patients but also force Hippocratic practitioners to become involved in the taking of human life or risk the loss of their medical licenses. These amendments will result in worsening healthcare for Illinois women.