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A personal care assistant has her hands anointed May 7, 2018, by Fr. Corneille Boyeye, chaplain at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown, N.Y., during the hospital's National Nurses Week observance. A federal judge in New York Nov. 6, 2019, struck down the Trump administration's "conscience rule" intended to allow health care plans and providers to refuse to cover or perform abortions, gender transition surgery or other procedures they object to on moral or religious grounds. (CNS/Gregory A. Shemitz)