WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement regarding the Department of Health and Human Services’ recent conscience protection rule that will protect workers from discrimination for their religious beliefs:

“The Trump Administration has been a strong partner in ensuring conscience protections for all Americans. Today’s HHS ruling will finally shield health care workers from retaliation or discrimination if they refuse to take part in procedures like abortion that violate their religious beliefs. No one’s job security should rely on their willingness to compromise fundamental beliefs like the sanctity of life. Thank you, President Trump and Secretary Azar, for taking action to protect conscience and religious freedom.”