Congress Affirms Religious Freedom for Healthcare Providers
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2016
|CONTACT: Andrew Shirley
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
Conscience Protection Act Passes House
Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States House of Representatives voted to pass the Conscience Protection Act of 2016. This bill will protect healthcare providers and other entities who have moral or conscience objections to providing abortion coverage from being penalized for refusing to do so.
“During this time in our country’s history when Americans’ moral and conscience protections are under direct attack from the Administration and Supreme Court, we thank the House of Representatives for passing this just and necessary bill which will protect healthcare providers, small businesses, non-profits, and churches from being forced to cover abortion.” said Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund. “Not only is this the right thing to do but a poll conducted over the weekend showed that the majority of Americans are not in favor of forcing healthcare workers or providers to perform or cover abortion (56% to 37%).”
The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration on January 22, 1974, the first anniversary of the now-infamous Supreme Court decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world. The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, abortion.
Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life Education & Defense Fund is available for commentary. For more information, please contact Andrew Shirley at Ashirley@SBPublicAffairs.com or (703) 739-5920.