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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Contact your U.S. Rep.: vote YES on amendment Friday to protect conscience reg


On Friday the House is expected to vote on an amendment to the Continuing Resolution (the bill that keeps the government funded) that would prevent the Obama administration from getting rid of the only federal requlation protecting conscience rights in health care.
The Conscience Protection, Amendment #54, submitted by Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) would prevent any funds made available under the Continuing Resolution from being used to rescind or otherwise alter the conscience protection regulation currently in effect. This regulation implements existing conscience laws and provides an opportunity for individuals who have been discriminated against to file a complaint with the HHS Office of Civil Rights. If the regulation is rescinded it will be more difficult for individuals to seek protection under existing conscience laws.
Click here to locate your Representative's web page, then use the Contact form on that page to send an email or place a phone call.
SAMPLE EMAIL of PHONE MESSAGE to your Representative:
Please vote YES on Friday on the Conscience Protection, Amendment #54, submitted by Rep. John Fleming (R-LA). This amendment to the Continuing Resolution would prevent funds from being used to get rid of the only federal regulation protecting conscience rights in health care. Thank you.

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