Take Action: Urge Congress to Enact the Conscience Protection Act of 2017

Last month brought a new session of Congress, a new Administration and a new opportunity for us to advocate for conscience protection for those who provide health care and health care coverage.

The Conscience Protection Act of 2017 was recently introduced in both the House and the Senate. 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. 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 contact Congress now!
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.

We are providing you suggested messages which reflect whether your members have already cosponsored the Conscience Protection Act or not.  So, the pre-set message will either thank your members for cosponsoring and urge them to keep moving this forward, or urge them to cosponsor and enact. The correct message will automatically be selected for you once you have input your address. After that, a quick click of your mouse will send your message to Capitol Hill. It’s that easy!

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Thank you for standing with us. Together we will be heard!

Amy McInerny
Executive Director


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