Now is the moment to contact your members of Congress to urge them to co-sponsor and work to enact the Conscience Protection Act of 2016 (H.R. 4828/S. 2927). Please tell your members to uphold the right of conscientious objection to abortion by enacting this much-needed legislation. The bill, now introduced in both chambers, contains the policy of what in past years has been called the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act (ANDA). Please click here.
The Abortion Non-Discrimination Act (ANDA) came very close to the finish line but, it was not included in Congress’s end-of-year funding legislation. However, our recent efforts to enact conscience protections demonstrated, through the record-breaking number of grassroots messages sent to Capitol Hill, that the American people care deeply about our cherished right of conscience. We are not discouraged. The fight is not over.
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 1553) was introduced in the Senate on June 11 by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). The identical bill passed the House of Representatives on May 13, 2015, by a vote of 242 to 184. Please urge your Senators to support this bill.