Congress Considers Pro-Life Conscience Protection Act

July 12

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House leadership will bring a pro-life conscience protection act to the floor for a vote Wednesday. S 304, the Conscience Protection Act (CPA), would stop the government from discriminating against those who do not wish to be forced to take part in abortion.

CPA is needed because the Department of Health and Human Services has refused to investigate violations of existing federal law that protects conscience.

“Conscience is about choice,” said David Christensen of the Family Research Council. “Health-care professionals should not be forced to engage in abortion against their will, and that includes churches and others who purchase health insurance. CPA is about basic fairness for everyone and is a key pro-life priority.”