July 13, 2016
Vote in Washington on Conscience Protection Act of 2016
H.R. 4828 “amends the Public Health Service Act to codify the prohibition against the federal government and state and local governments that receive federal financial assistance for health-related activities penalizing or discriminating against a health care provider based on the provider’s refusal to be involved in, or provide coverage for, abortion. Health care providers include health care professionals, health care facilities, social services providers, health care professional training programs, and health insurers.”
Translation: This bill would protect doctors and health care providers who have a conscientious objection to participating in abortions. It also stops states from mandating that all employee health plans, including churches and religious organizations, must cover abortions.
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