Washington D.C., Jul 11, 2016 / 16:12 pm
Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Archbishop William Lori are once again calling on the House of Representatives to enact the Conscience Protection Act to defend the rights of health care workers.
Back in March, the chairmen the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities and the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty sent a letter to the House asking for their support.
According to the letter, the Conscience Protection Act would make sure people providing health care would be able to do so "without being forced by the government to help destroy innocent unborn children."
After three recent examples of the government failing to protect the rights of conscientious objection, a new letter was sent July 7 explaining that federal laws providing protection in theory have not "proved effective in practice."