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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.”


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  • Posted by: mamato085337 - Jul. 28, 2011 7:50 AM ET USA

    As usual our esteemed Bishops are targeting the wrong entity; PRESSURE OBAMA and Congress to repeal the dreaded "health" care bill, Dear Esteemed Bishops, 'cause otherwise you ain't seen nothin yet!