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USCCB: support Health Care Conscience Rights Act

February 26, 2015

The bishops who chair the chair the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities and Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty have called upon members of Congress to support the Health Care Conscience Rights Act.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), has 195 cosponsors.

“It is increasingly obvious that Congress needs to act to protect conscientious objection to the taking of innocent human life,” Cardinal Sean O'Malley and Archbishop William Lori said in a letter.

“Recently California’s Department of Managed Health Care began demanding that all health plans under its jurisdiction include elective abortions, including late-term abortions,” they added. “This mandate has no exemption for religious or moral objections, and is being enforced against religious universities, schools and even churches.”


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