Now is the time to contact Congress and advocate for the protection of life and freedom of conscience. The Conscience Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 644) has been introduced in the House of Representatives by Reps. Diane Black (R-TN) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and in the Senate (S. 301) by Sen. James Lankford (R-OK).
This legislation is identical to the bill of the same name passed in the House last July. However, last year’s bill was never enacted into law.
This much-needed, common-sense legislation will clarify federal law and ensure that those who provide health care and health coverage can continue to do so without being forced by government to help destroy innocent unborn children.
Therefore, with a new Congress in session, we are beginning anew to advocate for conscience protection for those who choose not to participate in abortion. We are hopeful that with a change in the White House our efforts will meet with success this year.
Please take a moment to let your representatives in Congress know that we expect them to protect our most cherished liberties.
Cardinal Dolan and Archbishop Lori have written to the members of Congress to urge them to enact this much-needed, common-sense, legislation which will address the deficiencies that block the effective enforcement of federal laws designed to protect the conscience rights of those who provide health care and health care coverage. Most doctors and nurses are unwilling to participate in abortions and should not be driven from the healing professions. It is wrong for government to force Americans to violate their deeply held convictions about respect for human life.
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Thank you for speaking up on behalf of life and religious liberty!