The U.S. House of Representative is considering some great new legislation known as the “NO TAXPAYER FUNDING OF ABORTION ACT” (H.R. 3). Here are some important points about the proposed new law:
- It would prohibit taxpayer funding of elective abortions as well as insurance coverage that includes elective abortion.
- It offers conscience protections for health care providers, health care institutions, and health insurance providers. The government would not be able to discriminate against any of these on the basis of their refusal to provide, pay for, cover, and refer for abortions.
- These conscience protections also protect the many Americans who prefer to do business with health care providers and insurance companies that do not support abortion.
- The law would create a legal cause of action for those whose conscience rights have been violated.
NO ONE should be compelled to act against conscience. The abortion industry would like to coerce unwilling health care professionals and other providers into supporting their agenda—regardless of their religious, moral, or ethical convictions to the contrary. This new law would grant permanent conscience protections and also ensure that your tax dollars are not siphoned off to fund abortions.
There is also encouraging new legislation being proposed in North Carolina: “WOMAN’S RIGHT TO KNOW ACT.” Any medical procedure required informed consent. Abortion should not be an exception. This new state law would ensure that no abortion is performed without the woman’s informed consent, and it would also create a 24-hour waiting period.
Praise God for these life affirming proposals in our federal and state legislatures!