USCCB Makes Push for Conscience Rights on Abortion

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is making a push for passage of the federal Conscience Protection Act that would protect healthcare providers and insurers from having to participate in, or pay for, abortions. California, New York, Washington, Alaska, Illinois, and Oregon have all passed legislation in recent years threatening existing federal protections, even, in the case of California, requiring insurance carriers to offer abortion coverage in healthcare policies offered to churches and other religious organizations.

The Conscience Protection Act would codify existing federal conscience protection laws and give those aggrieved the right to sue for damages when those laws are violated by states and other political subdivisions. Human Life Action, a project of the National Committee for a Human Life Amendment, has prepared this Action Alert asking pro-lifers around the country to contact their U.S. Senators and Representatives to pass the Conscience Protection Act. Take a moment to contact your Missouri Senators and Representative today.