Source: Cardinal Newman Society…
Republican House Members Introduce Conscience Protection Act
March 5, 2013
Three Republican members of Congress, along with 47 co-sponsors, have announced a legislative effort to protect conscience rights. House Representatives Diane Black (R-TN), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), and John Fleming, M.D. (R-LA) hosted a press conference this morning to introduce the Health Care Conscience Rights Act (NCCRA). According to a press release, the legislation is designed to protect American’s First Amendment rights and prevent the administration’s assault on religious freedom.
“We have come together to act to protect Americans’ most basic rights – our rights of conscience and religious freedom,” Representative Fortenberry told The Cardinal Newman Society. “The bill simply restores the basic rights in health care that were widely accepted before the implementation of the new health care law.”
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