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Metropolis sues condition above well being care law that makes it possible for denial of treatment

Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein

Columbus Metropolis Lawyer Zach Klein is suing the state of Ohio over a 2021 regulation known as the “conscience clause,” which provides health care specialists legal protections from individuals and health care employers for denying any care or cure that violates their conscience or religious beliefs.

Critics of the legislation say it will make it possible for medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health treatment companies to deny specified vaccines, beginning handle, blood transfusions or blood merchandise, therapies or counselling for HIV/AIDS and transgender persons, and most likely any healthcare treatment to which a supplier may be individually opposed

In a lawsuit submitted in Franklin County Popular Pleas Court docket Wednesday early morning, the metropolis notes that the Columbus Office of General public Health and fitness runs a Women’s Well being and Wellness Middle that provides birth control and reproductive everyday living organizing for all genders, contraceptive training, and all delivery control methods and pregnancy screening.