U.S. House Approves Federal Conscience Protection Act
U.S. House Approves Federal Conscience Protection Act
Written By David E. Smith   |   07.14.16

Last night the U.S. House of Representatives passed the federal Conscience Protection Act (CPA) by a vote of 245-182.  This vital legislation will help protect health care providers from being forced to pay for or participate in abortions, and allow victims of discrimination a “right of action” to defend their rights in court. (Read more HERE.)

Three Democratic Members voted in favor of the bill, including Dan Lipinski of Chicago’s south side.  The only Republican to vote against the bill was Richard Hanna of New York.  (Democrats voted 3 to 181. Republicans voted 242 to 1. There were six members not voting.)

This legislation will now move to the U.S. Senate for consideration.

How Did Illinois’ Congressional Delegation Vote?

Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D)NAY
1st Congressional Dist.
Washington Phone: (202) 225-4372
District Phone: (773) 224-6500

Rep. Robin Kelly (D)NAY
2nd Congressional Dist.
Washington Phone: (202) 225-0773
District Phone: (708) 679-0078

Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D)YEA
3rd Congressional Dist.
Washington Phone: 202-225-5701
District Phone: 312-886-0481

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D)NAY
4th Congressional Dist.
Washington Phone: (202) 225-8203
District Phone: (773) 342-0774

Rep. Mike Quigley (D)NAY
5th Congressional Dist.
Washington Phone: (202) 225-4061
District Phone: (773) 267-5926

Rep. Peter Roskam (R)YEA
6th Congressional Dist.
Washington Phone: (202) 225-4561
District Phone: (630) 232-7393

Rep. Danny K. Davis (D)NAY
7th Congressional Dist.
Washington Phone: (202)225-5006
District Phone: (773) 533-7520

Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D)NAY
8th Congressional Dist.
Washington Phone: (202) 225-3711
District Phone: (847) 413-1959

Rep. Janice D. Schakowsky (D)NAY
9th Congressional Dist.
Washington Phone: (202) 225-2111
District Phone: (773) 506-7100

Rep. Bob Dold (R)YEA
10th Congressional Dist.
Washington Phone: (202) 225-4835
District Phone: (847) 793-8400

Rep. Bill Foster (D)NAY
11th Congressional Dist.
Washington Phone: (202) 225-3515
District Phone: (630) 585-7672

Rep. Mike Bost (R)YEA
12th Congressional Dist.
Washington Phone: (202) 225-5661
District Phone: (618)-233-8026

Rep. Rodney Davis (R)YEA
13th Congressional Dist.
Washington Phone: (202) 225-2371
District Phone: (217) 791-6224

Rep. Randy Hultgren (R)YEA
14th Congressional Dist.
Washington Phone: (202) 225-2976
District Phone: (630) 584-2734

Rep. John Simkus (R)YEA
15th Congressional Dist.
Washington Phone: (202) 225-5271
District Phone: (217) 347-7947

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R)YEA
16th Congressional Dist.
Washington Phone: (202) 225-3635
District Phone: (815) 708-8032

Rep. Cheri Bustos (D)NAY
17th Congressional Dist.
Washington Phone: (202) 225-5905
District Phone: (309) 966-1813

Rep. Darin LaHood (R)YEA
18th Congressional Dist.
Washington Phone: (202) 225-6201
District Phone: (309) 671-7027

Take ACTION: Contact both of our U.S. Senators to urge them to sponsor and pass The Conscience Protection Act of 2016, to defend the conscience rights of those who wish not to be involved in supporting abortion. You can also call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be transferred.

Passing this law is even more urgent with the recent decision by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to allow the state of California to continue forcing healthcare plans to cover elective abortions. This bill is needed now to stop further discrimination against people who respect unborn human life. It is wrong for the government to force Americans to violate their deeply held moral convictions and respect for human life.

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David  E. Smith
Dave Smith is the executive director of Illinois Family Institute (501c3) and Illinois Family Action (501c4). David has 25-plus-years of experience in public policy and grass-roots activism that includes countless interviews for numerous radio, television, cable programs and newspaper articles on topics such as the sanctity of life, natural marriage, broadcast decency, sex education, marijuana, gambling, abortion, homosexuality, tax policy, drug decriminalization and pornography. He and his wife of 28 years are blessed to be the parents of eight children. They strongly believe that their first duty before God is to disciple their children in the Christian faith, and impress...
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