Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman
Three Representatives have proposed an important bill that has stalled in committee and must be brought to a vote.
Former nurse and current Congresswoman Diane Black (R-TN), former practicing physician and current Congressman John Fleming, M.D. (R-LA), and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), are challenging the overt infringement of our Freedom of Conscience as “mandated” by ObamaCare.
They cosponsored the Health Care Conscience Rights Act (HCCRA) bill in the House – and all Americans who stand for life and the protection of our unalienable rights should rally behind this bill. There are already 135 cosponsors of this vital legislation (131 Republicans and four Democrats).
Here are statements released by the three sponsoring legislators:
Representative Diane Black…
“Under the Obama administration, we have seen an unprecedented growth in the size and scope of government. The administration has leveraged its expansion of government to trample on the religious freedom of private individuals, hospitals, non-profits, businesses, churches and universities – forcing many Americans to make an impossible choice: either defy your religious convictions or break the law and face financially-crippling legal penalties.
As a nurse for more than 40 years, I am proud to introduce the Health Care Conscience Rights Act to protect religious freedom, disempower Obamacare, and stop the administration’s assault on Americans’ First Amendment rights.”
John Fleming, M.D., made this powerful statement…
“Speaking as a family physician who has treated thousands of patients during more than 30 years of practicing medicine, the integrity of the doctor-patient relationship is invaluable. Health care workers are dedicated to caring for their patients, and the religious freedom of these health care workers, and providers alike, must be protected.
No individual should be forced or coerced to perform an abortion. Likewise, neither non-profit nor for-profit businesses, universities, or other health care providers should be required to cover drugs that can lead to the destruction of human life. This legislation protects the First Amendment rights of the American health care community by allowing them to refuse to participate in procedures that violate their deeply held beliefs.”
These former medical professionals, now elected U.S. Representatives, know first-hand how destructive the ObamaCare mandates will be to medical professionals, to patient-provider care, and to those organizations forced into choosing between morality, religious conviction, and obedience to the law.
Representative Jeff Fortenberry added…
“We have come together to act to protect Americans’ most basic rights – our rights of conscience and religious freedom. The bill simply restores the basic rights in health care that were widely accepted before the implementation of the new health care law.”
ObamaCare forces employers and individuals to provide and pay for unconscionable and immoral mandates, like funding mandatory abortifacient, sterilization, and contraception services through insurance plans.
One of ObamaCare’s most intrusive assaults on our liberty is the mandated provision of abortions and abortifacients (“morning after” pills, chemicals like Plan B, Ella, RU-486, and other death-dealing pharmaceuticals).
Take Action: Stand united in support of the Health Care Conscience Rights Act (HCCRA)!
We must stand behind this legislation. If the Obama administration succeeds in forcing faith-based institutions and individuals to violate their freedom of conscience, then our First Amendment guarantee of Freedom of Religion will be lost.
That’s why I am urging you to take immediate action to help derail ObamaCare’s unconstitutional mandates.
When you sign our letter of support for the Health Care Conscience Rights Act, we will share your views with the congressional sponsors of the bill and the House Subcommittee on Health – where the bill is currently under blockade.
Together, we are demanding that the bill come out of committee to the full House for a vote!
I urge you to take a minute now and add your name to the letter of support, along with thousands of other citizens concerned about the growing assaults on our liberties.
As a friend of Liberty Counsel, I know that you stand for life and liberty. ObamaCare tramples both.
In this Citizen Petition, we demand respect for the First Amendment, ensuring Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Conscience, and Freedom of Religion – and, unified, we stand in staunch support of H.R. 940 – the Health Care Conscience Rights Act.
We must do everything possible to STOP ObamaCare’s implementation.
Liberty Counsel has been engaged in a multi-phased, multi-year legal offensive against ObamaCare since its passage into law, including our forthcoming appearance at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, on May 16 as directed by the United States Supreme Court.
But as aggressive as our litigation against ObamaCare has been, we continue to press forward on other lawful actions to stop the implementation of ObamaCare, including efforts to defund it, repeal it, make it administratively impossible to implement, and other lawful means of stopping this unconstitutional take-over of the American medical system.
We are calling for the bill’s passage in the House Subcommittee on Health – and for a full vote by our elected congressmen in the House of Representatives.
Congress must act to ensure that the rights of citizens are protected against unconstitutional “mandates”!
God bless you and thank you for taking immediate action with us!
Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman