The Diocese of Des Moines
Take Action. Call Congressmen about Rights of Conscience Act
February 2, 2012
Written By: Anne Marie Cox

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops urges us to write to Congress encouraging support for the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act (H.R. 1179, S. 1467). This act is being proposed to correct the threats to religious liberty and the rights of conscience. The act would ensure that those who participate in the health care system "retain the right to provide, purchase, or enroll in health coverage that is consistent with their religious beliefs and moral convictions." It is important that members of Congress be urged to co-sponsor the measure. To see who is co-sponsoring the bill right now, go to www.thomas.loc.gov. You can help by calling the US Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 or call your Congressman's local office. You can also get contact information at www.house.gov and www.senate.gov. Feel free to use the message: "Please co-sponsor the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act (HR 1179, S 1467). This measure ensures that the rights of conscience of all participants in our nation's health care system will be respected."


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