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Not Even Jesus nor His Disciples Would Qualify

by on February 22, 2012

Conscience Rights, Religious Liberty Violated

On January 20, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reaffirmed a rule that all private health care plans must cover sterilization, abortifacients, and contraception.  The exemption provided for “religious employers” is so narrow that it fails to cover the vast majority of faith-based organization, including Catholic hospitals, universities, and service organizations that help millions each year.  Ironically, not even Jesus and his disciples would have qualified because of their commitment to serve others.

To correct his threat to religious liberty and conscience rights, the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act has been introduced in Congress as H.R. 1179, S. 1467.  This measure will ensure those who participate in the health care system “retain the right to provide, purchase, or enroll in health coverage that is consistent with their religious beliefs and moral convictions.”   For more information, go to www.usccb.org/conscience

It is more important than ever that Members of Congress be urged to co-sponsor this measure.

ACTION ALERT –  To urge your congress member to co-sponsor these measures:

1.  Call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at (202)-224-3121.

2.  Send an email, go to National Committee for a Human Life Amendment’s (NCHLA) Action Alert Page  http://nchla.org/actiondisplay.asp?ID=292  and click the link to “send e-mail to Congress.”

To see the list of current co-sponsors:

1.  Go to :  thomas.loc.gov

2.  Under Search Bill Summary & Status, click on “Bill Number”

3.  In the space provided, enter H.R. 1179 or S. 1467

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