Finally our Representatives decided to take a stand!
The house just passed a very key pro-life bill in order to stop Obama in his tracks. Their intention is to protect the conscience rights of pro-life Americans, making it so that they are not FORCED to be involved with abortions.
Today, the House voted 245 to 182 to vote for the Conscience Protection Act with Republicans voting 242-1 for it and Democrats voting 181-3 against it. Three Democrats voted in favor of the bill (Cuellar, Lipinski, Peterson), and one Republican (Hanna) voted against the bill.
In one of the most egregious examples of the problem the bill seeks to address, churches in California are officially subject to an onerous state regulation that requires them to pay for abortions, thanks to a ruling by the Obama administration last month.
As LifeNews reported, the Obama administration erroneously ruled that health insurance plans have no ability to exercise a moral opposition to funding abortions, and, therefore, California residents, churches and medical professionals have no right either.
Leading pro-life groups applauded the vote.
“State agencies in California and New York are mandating insurance coverage of abortion, and the Obama Administration recently made it clear that it will not enforce federal laws that prohibit such mandates,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “The Conscience Protection Act will allow direct access to the federal courts for the victims of coercive pro-abortion government policies.”
During the debate on the bill, Speaker Paul Ryan discussed the need for it and the problematic California situation.
“No one should be forced to violate their conscience—least of all by the federal government. That’s all this bill says. The federal government—or anyone who receives taxpayer dollars—cannot discriminate against health care providers who do not perform abortions. And if they do discriminate, this bill says the victims will have two avenues of relief: Either, file a complaint with the Department of Health and Human Services. Or, file a civil suit in court. That’s all this bill does,” Ryan said.
Finally, some kind of victory for Pro-life supporters. Being forced to feel you have blood on your hands, is just plain savage. Abortion is murder. There is life, and then you end it…murder. I want nothing to do with it.
Source: RightWingNews, Youtube