HB 40 - State Abortion Insurance / Public Aid Act - ACTION ALERT Status: Passed the House and Senate, now goes to the Governor Sum...
July 14, 2016
House passes Conscience Protection Act
In a largely party-line 245-182 vote, the US House of Representatives has passed the Conscience Protection Act.
The legislation provides that federal, state, and local governments “may not penalize, retaliate against, or otherwise discriminate against a health care provider on the basis that the provider does not perform, refer for, pay for, or otherwise participate in abortion.”
Three Democrats broke with their colleagues to vote for the bill, and one Republican voted against it.
Click here for more from Catholic World News.