Today we pass along an important Action Alert from Human Life Action (HLA); it follows:
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, as you know, 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.
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.
The full text of the alert is found here on our website. The alert is also available in Spanish here. We have refined the suggested message so that those who have already cosponsored the bill will get a slightly different message from members who have not yet signed on. The alert requires senders to input their address as the first step so that the appropriate message is selected for each member.