In the wake of the continuing debate over the HHS contraceptive mandate and ongoing threats to the conscience rights of healthcare workers, the U.S. bishops are calling for passage of federal law to protect those rights. H.R. 940, a bill filed in the U.S. House of Representatives, would do just that. It is a bill that would provide much needed conscience protections by amending the Affordable Care Act and providing those aggrieved by violations of conscience a way to enforce those rights. For more information on the need for such a federal law, click here.