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Conscience legislation facing major setback in US Congress?

Catholic World News - March 07, 2013

The Health Care Conscience Rights Act, which was introduced in the US House of Representatives with enthusiastic support from the US bishops’ conference, faces bleak prospects of approval, after a key House committee indicated that the bill could not become part of a larger spending bill.

Richard Doerflinger, a staff member of the US bishops’ pro-life office, told the National Catholic Register that the bill could gain approval in the House, but would almost certainly be defeated in the Senate unless it was attached to the spending bill, which must be approved in order to continue funding government operations.

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  • Posted by: Frodo1945 - Mar. 07, 2013 9:05 PM ET USA

    The bishops have no real plan to overcome the HHS mandate. There is little or no concerted effort to rally the faithful on this issue because for most Catholics contraception is a settled issue. The day of reckoning is coming and then we will find out whether we have any current day Bishop John Fishers or not.

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