H.R. 1179: Respect for Rights of Conscience Act of 2011

Last week I posted an essay about the removal of the Conscious Clause from the Health Care Law.  In essence it removes the right of religious institutions, such as the church, from objecting to an insurance policy that allows payment for Birth Control, Abortions, etc.  This historic move has never been taken prior to this and it is done a policy of the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Obama Administration has come under increasing pressure from the Roman Catholic Church as well as Evangelical Churches who feel, as do I, that this is an attack on our Religious Liberty.

Today it was brought to m y attention that a bill has been filed in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.  H.R. 1179: Respect for Rights of Conscience Act of 2011 was sponsored by Nebraska Congressman Jeffrey Fortenberry and at present has 102 co-sponsors.  S. 1467, the Senate version of this bill was filed by Missouri Senator Roy Blunt and as of this writing has 24 co-sponsors.

I would urge my readers to contact your Representatives and Senators and ask them to sign on as co-sponsors of this bill.  The more co-sponsors a bill has the faster it will move through Congress.  It takes only a few short minutes to call.  I called Rep. Richard Neal, Sen. Scott Brown, and Sen. John Kerry and it took less than 5 minutes.  Tell them who you are and where you are from and urge them to sing on as a co-sponsor.  The more calls they receive the better chance they will take action.  Remember every member of the House of Representatives is standing for election this year and we need to make our voice heard.

If you are not sure who your Representatives and Senators are try this site.  I have also added a little widget over on the right hand side of this blog with updates to the House Bill.

The government governs with the consent of the People, that is you and me!  Make your voice heard today.

1 Comment

  1. this is a good idea and although most of my repreasentatives will not support this i will contact sen.lieberman our out going senator and a good practacing jewish person,who believes in the right to life and personal freedom.

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