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PFLAG National Speaks Out Against So-Called “Conscience and Religious Freedom” Division of HHS

January 18, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.—PFLAG National—the nation’s first and largest organization uniting families and allies with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—responded today to the announcement of the creation of a new division within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): The so-called “Conscience and Religious Freedom” division (CRF) which would allow medical professionals to opt out of providing services that violate their moral or religious beliefs.

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PFLAG—now in its 45th anniversary year—is the nation’s first and largest organization uniting families, allies, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people. PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy, and has nearly 400 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas across America. To learn more, visit pflag.org, like us on Facebook (/pflag), or follow us on Twitter (@pflag) or Instagram.


About PFLAG National

PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. With over 400 chapters and nearly 250,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas across America, PFLAG is committed to creating a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed. To learn more, visit pflag.org, like us on Facebook (/pflag), watch us on YouTube (/pflag), or follow us on Twitter (@pflag) or Instagram (@pflag).

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