Will Obama sign the Conscience Protection Act?

On July 13, 2016, the House passed by a 245-to-182 vote the Conscience Protection Act, which would provide legal protection to doctors, nurses, hospitals, and all health care providers who choose not to provide abortion services as part of their health care practice.

This is important and necessary because states such as California and New York, along with Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services, require all health plans to cover all abortions, including late-term abortions.  As a result, health care providers who refuse to perform abortions risk their jobs.  This bill is strongly supported by the U.S. Conference of Bishops, the Christian Medical Association, the National Association of Evangelicals, the Knights of Columbus, and other groups.

The news is not that 245 congressman voted to protect health care workers, but that 182 congressmen (Democrats) voted against.  Obama should be asked if he will sign.  Hillary must be asked if she supports the bill.

The law is to protect the employment rights of those who oppose abortion.  It should be a no-brainer with 435 in the House, 100 in the Senate, and Obama signing it immediately.  We protect the employment rights of whistleblowers and jury members, on race, sex, color, national origin, age, and other reasons.  Why not protect the employment rights of those who refuse to kill an unborn child?

On July 13, 2016, the House passed by a 245-to-182 vote the Conscience Protection Act, which would provide legal protection to doctors, nurses, hospitals, and all health care providers who choose not to provide abortion services as part of their health care practice.

This is important and necessary because states such as California and New York, along with Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services, require all health plans to cover all abortions, including late-term abortions.  As a result, health care providers who refuse to perform abortions risk their jobs.  This bill is strongly supported by the U.S. Conference of Bishops, the Christian Medical Association, the National Association of Evangelicals, the Knights of Columbus, and other groups.

The news is not that 245 congressman voted to protect health care workers, but that 182 congressmen (Democrats) voted against.  Obama should be asked if he will sign.  Hillary must be asked if she supports the bill.

The law is to protect the employment rights of those who oppose abortion.  It should be a no-brainer with 435 in the House, 100 in the Senate, and Obama signing it immediately.  We protect the employment rights of whistleblowers and jury members, on race, sex, color, national origin, age, and other reasons.  Why not protect the employment rights of those who refuse to kill an unborn child?