article from the National Women’s Law Center

Even after the Supreme Court recently affirmed the right to safe, legal abortion, some politicians keep inventing new ways to restrict our access to reproductive health care.

Meet their latest attempt: a bill that would allow employers, insurance companies, and hospitals to discriminate against patients seeking critical reproductive health services, including abortion.

They’re calling it “conscience protection.” We’re calling it out for what it really is: an attack on access to abortion that could harm women’s health.

Health Care Refusals Harm Patients

Tell Congress to vote against the misleadingly named Conscience Protection Act.

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Refusing to provide health care can have serious emotional, physical, and financial consequences for patients, endangering their health and possibly their lives. Some hospitals and doctors have already denied and delayed care to women experiencing miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies. Why? Because they oppose any medical intervention that ends a pregnancy, even when necessary to save a woman’s life.

The bill is scheduled to go to the House floor for a vote tomorrow. Make sure your voice is heard in time: Tell your representative to oppose the so-called Conscience Protection Act.

Refusals based on providers’ personal or religious beliefs undermine the trust that people place in their providers. The Conscience Protection Act is nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to make it more difficult — if not impossible — to have access to comprehensive reproductive health care services.

Send an urgent message to Congress: vote NO on this dangerous bill.

Thank you for taking action.

Fatima Goss Graves
Senior Vice President for Program
National Women’s Law Center