USCCB: Support Respect for Rights of Conscience Act
July 27, 2011
The Office of Government Relations of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is urging Catholics to contact their representatives in support of the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act (HR 1179).
“The 2010 comprehensive health care reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), poses new risks to religious freedom and rights of conscience,” the bishops’ conference states. The Respect for Rights of Conscience Act “will ensure that 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 and ensure that PPACA does not create new pressures to exclude these participants from PPACA’s plans or programs.”