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US bishops call for legal protection of doctors who won't perform abortions


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Date:
7/11/2016

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ABSTRACTUS bishops call for legal protection of doctors who won't perform abortions :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)   Latest News Most Read Archive Resources Tools Catholic Podcast RSS Feeds Columns Documents Mama Needs Coffee CNA Blog Italian Spanish Portuguese German Editors Service About us Donate Italian Spanish Portuguese German News Headlines Vatican Americas Asia - Pacific US Europe Middle East - Africa Most Read Most Commented Archive Resources Abortion Advent Apologetics Benedict XVI Bible Cardinals Catechism Catholic Links Catholic Womanhood Church Fathers Holy Week Life & Family Liturgical Calendar Liturgy Mary Politics Pope Francis Prayers Sacraments Saints Virtue Tools Catholic Podcast RSS Feeds CNA TV CNA Audio Columns Bishops' Corner Book Reviews Cinemazlowski Fr. Robert Barron Guest Columnist In Good Company Led Into the Truth Live Greater Making a Difference Movie Reviews Russell Shaw The Common Good with Deacon Keith Fournier The Dispute of the Humanum The New (& the Old) Evangelization The Way of Beauty Viewpoint Documents Pope Benedict XVI Pope John Paul II Pope Paul VI Pope John XXIII Pope Pius XII Pope Pius XI Pope Pius X Pope Leo XIII Vatican II Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith Pontifical Council for the Family United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Cardinal James Francis Stafford Archbishop Charles J. Chaput Bishop Samuel J. Aquila Mama Needs Coffee CNA Blog Home » News » US US bishops call for legal protection of doctors who won't perform abortions The United States capitol building. Credit: vgm8383 via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0). Washington D.C., Jul 11, 2016 / 05:12 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ) .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Archbishop William Lori are once again calling on the House of Representatives to enact the Conscience Protection Act to defend the rights of health care workers. Back in March , the chairmen the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities and the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty sent a letter to the House asking for their support. According to the letter, the Conscience Protection Act would make sure people providing health care would be able to do so “without being forced by the government to help destroy innocent unborn children.” After three recent examples of the government failing to protect the rights of conscientious objection, a new letter was sent July 7 explaining that federal laws p.......