Shield Bill Withdrawn

A controversial bill that would protect therapist and counselors who withheld services based on religious convictions has been pulled by it’s house sponsor. Rep. Dan Howell’s legislation would have allows therapists and counselors to turn away clients whose cases violate their religious beliefs. The legislation would deny clients the chance for civil lawsuits or criminal action. Howell says he will re-draft the bill and possibly reintroduce it later.

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