The June 21, 2016 ruling by the HHS Office of Civil Rights, which allowed California to continue forcing health plans to cover abortions, has prompted the U.S. Catholic Bishops to call for an immediate federal remedy. That remedy is the Conscience Protection Act of 2016 (CPA) which will protect healthcare providers from being forced to pay for or participate in abortions, and allow victims of discrimination a “right of action” to defend their rights in court. The CPA will make it even clearer that sponsors or providers of health plans that do not include elective abortion cannot be discriminated against.
Please join us in contacting Congress to enact the Conscience Protection Act of 2016. Click on the link below to email your representatives.