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Conscience Protection Act is much needed, common sense

To the Editor:

Congress will decide soon whether to include the Conscience Protection Act in must-pass government funding legislation.

The Conscience Protection Act (H.R. 644) has been included in appropriations legislation, H.R. 3354, Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018 which was approved by the House on Sept. 14. The Senate is also encouraged to include it in must-pass, end-of-year Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations legislation.

This much-needed, common-sense legislation will clarify federal law and ensure that those who provide health care and health coverage can do so without being forced by government to help destroy innocent unborn children. Please take a moment to let your representatives in Congress know that we expect them to protect our most cherished liberties.

On July 13, 2016, the House passed an identical bill of the same name (S. 304), but it was never enacted into law. Therefore, we must continue to advocate for conscience protection for those who choose not to participate in abortion and remain hopeful that with a change in the White House our efforts will meet with success this year.

Recommended actions to take immediately:

• Send emails to your members of Congress through HumanLifeAction.org here.
Call your members in their local office: Dick Durbin, 202-224-2152, Tammy Duckworth, 202-224-2854.
• Attend a town hall meeting held by your members.
• Share this by email, Facebook, and other social media outlets. Stay connected for updates by following us @HumanLifeAction on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
• Pray for the enactment of the Conscience Protection Act.
BRENDA HARTMAN
Peru

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