Coalition Letter Opposing Conscience Protection Act

The ACLU and coalition partners sent this July 12 letter to the House to oppose the Conscience Protection Act in advance of its consideration in the House of Representatives. The bill would facilitate discrimination against women seeking abortion care while purporting to protect religious liberty, specifically by expanding and making permanent the so-called ‘Weldon Amendment’ – an annual rider to the Labor-HHS appropriations bill that pressures any federal agency or program, or any state or local government, with the potential loss of all of its Labor-HHS funding if it doesn’t allow a health care entity to refuse to provide, pay for, cover, or refer for abortions.

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