“Physicians, nurses, and other health care workers throughout the US are heartened by passage in the House of the Conscience Protection Act. Men and women who have dedicated themselves to preserving life and promoting health should not be discriminated against when they refuse to perform, pay for, or facilitate an abortion. It is too glaringly obvious to scientifically trained minds and hearts dedicated to healing our fellow man that an abortion is a lethal assault on a small and defenseless human being.  It would be a sign of our country’s continued greatness if all elected officials could support tolerance and diversity in matters of conscience.  A government that tramples conscience rights can only be called a tyranny.”

Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie
Advisory Board Member with The Catholic Association


“Today’s House vote to protect the most basic First Amendment conscience rights of Americans is an important victory.  The Obama Administration has shattered the bipartisan consensus on conscience rights with its unlawful refusal to enforce the plain language of the Weldon Amendment, which prohibits government discrimination against private entities that decline to pay for abortion.  It is outrageous that the state of California has been illegally forcing churches, religious charities, and schools to pay for abortion in their healthcare plans, while the Obama Administration has looked the other way for two years.  We urge the Senate to take up the Conscience Protection Act expeditiously.”

Maureen Ferguson
Senior Policy Advisor with The Catholic Association