Bishops Lament Failure of Congress to Adopt the Conscience Protection Act

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, chair of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference Committee for Pro-Life Activities, expressed deep regret that Congress had failed to adopt the Conscience Protection Act (CPA) as part of an agreement on the federal budget that will keep the government funded for the next fiscal year.  

The CPA, as Cardinal Dolan explained, “is an extraordinarily modest bill that proposes almost no change to existing conscience protection laws on abortion-laws that receive wide public and bipartisan support. The CPA simply proposes to provide victims of discrimination with the ability to defend their rights in court to help ensure that no one is forced to participate in abortion.”

The MCC wants to thank our citizen network (MOCAN) members who contacted their congressional delegation to ask for their support of the CPA. Your efforts are appreciated!