No medical professional should ever be coerced or bullied to participate in an abortion, or have his or her job threatened for not participating in an abortion. And when it does happen, these health care providers need legal protections and remedies like those found in the Conscience Protection Act (S. 301/ H.R. 644). Congress must …Continue reading "Take Action: Conscience Protection for Doctors and Nurses"
Dear Member of Congress: The National Right to Life Committee, the federation of state right-to-life organizations, strongly urges your support for the Conscience Protection Act (H.R. 644). Congress must pass a government-wide FY18 appropriations bill by March 23, when current spending authority expires. National Right to Life urges that the Conscience Protection Act be enacted …Continue reading "NRLC Urges Congress to support Conscience Protection Act FY18 Appropriations Bill"
By Katie Yoder While many in the liberal media herald abortion as “women’s rights,” they censor how abortion endangers women’s rights in the medical profession — women who are forced to either help perform abortion or risk losing their jobs. On Wednesday, pro-life leaders and lawmakers attended a Capitol Hill press conference in support of …Continue reading "Nurses Testify on Being Forced to Do Abortions: ‘I Still Have Nightmares’"
By Mary Rodrigues Legislative Assistant, Department of Federal Legislation In the chill of an early November morning, three nurses gathered again at the foot of the capitol to share their chilling stories of having their employers require them to participate in abortions and to plead with Congress to support the Conscience Protection Act. The press …Continue reading "Press Conference Highlights the Need for the Conscience Protection Act to Become Law now"
WASHINGTON, DC—Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) will host a press conference tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. on the Conscience Protection Act of 2017, which would uphold the conscience rights of health care providers, religious charities, and churches who are being forced to participate in or provide coverage for abortions. Nurses who have been forced, against their …Continue reading "UPDATED: Smith to Host Press Conference on Conscience Protection Act"
By Dave Andrusko Last night, National Right to Life “commended Republican leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives for winning passage of a bill to protect health care providers from the growing threat of state-government attempts to coerce participation in abortion.” The near straight party line vote–virtually all Republicans voting for the Conscience Protection Act …Continue reading "In sharp rebuke to Obama Administration, U.S. House votes to protect health care providers from state-mandated abortion"
Rebuke to Obama Administration refusal to protect rights WASHINGTON (July 13, 2016) – The president of National Right to Life today commended Republican leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives for winning passage of a bill to protect health care providers from the growing threat of state-government attempts to coerce participation in abortion. The House …Continue reading "U.S. House votes to protect health care providers from state-mandated abortion"
Editor’s note. National Right to Life is a signatory to the letter asking the House of Representatives to pass H.R. 4828. [For more about the bill, click here.] WASHINGTON—Today the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) joined with twenty-five other major pro-life, religious, and health care organizations urging the U.S. House of Representatives to …Continue reading "26 Organizations Urge Passage of Conscience Protection Act of 2016 in Joint Letter to Congress"