Freedom of Religion Wins in the House of Representatives

by Robin Rowan | Jul. 15th, 2016

On July 13th, 2016 the House of Representatives overwhelming passed the Conscience Protection Act by a vote of 245 to 182. This bill will stop government discrimination against pro-life Americans who object to being forced to participate in abortion.

House Speaker Paul Ryan made this bill a top priority and described it on his website

“What does the Conscience Protection Act do?
The way it works right now, those who face discrimination for exercising their conscience have only one recourse: to file a complaint with the Department of Health and Human Services.
Through the Conscience Protection Act, health care providers would have the ability to file a civil suit to seek relief from discrimination. Of note, victims would not have to file a complaint with the government before filing a lawsuit. In addition, the legislation codifies the Weldon Amendment and the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding of abortion.”

This legislation is necessary to enable victims of government discrimination over their pro-life views (including churches, doctors, and nurses) to pursue legal action against the state for violating their consciences.
It is simple in that it would make permanent an annual appropriations rider called the Weldon Amendment which bars federal funds, including funds to states, if the government discriminates against those who object to participating in abortion. It allows allow victims of such discrimination a chance to go to court.

Two years ago California implemented an abortion coverage mandate, which voided pro-life health care plans, including health care plans for churches like Pastor Jim Garlow's of Skyline Church. They were no mandated by law to provide abortion coverage in their health care plan. They and others filed complaints with the HHS office of civil rights -- only for them to reinterpret the law in order to dismiss the complaints. Nurses have been penalized for refusing to participate in abortion as well. If this bill passes into law, they will be able to sue.

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council states;

“Now that the Conscience Protection Act has passed the House, we are one step closer to ensuring that if the federal government and states discriminate against pro-life health care providers -- and even churches -- which object to abortion, they can sue to obtain relief.”
What happens next? “The Senate needs to act and follow the House's example and pass this legislation and force President Obama to decide whether the freedom to believe still has a place in American society.”

Robin Rowan for HisEvents and Conservative Truth 7-15-2016

Robin Rowan

Robin Rowan

Ms. Rowan is recipient of the "Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism" for her work in Baghdad, Iraq and Washington, DC. Her role of many years with the US Government as a fraud analyst mandated truth over politics, a passion she carries boldly today.

She is ordained in ministry under MorningStar Fellowship of Ministries based in Fort Mill South Carolina.

For six years she has lobbied members of  the US Congress in both the House and Senate on issues concerning the US-Israel relationship. She currently serves on the National Council for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and has been a panel speaker at AIPAC's annual Policy Conference in Washington DC. 

 In ministry Robin operates in a seer gifting, Word of Knowledge, and prophetic gifts. Her combination of insightful spiritual gifts and intricate study  of the Middle East gives her a  unique perspective on Israel, the Middle East, and our national security.

Robin speaks to churches and secular groups throughout the country educating them on Israel, the Middle East and how God is moving in the midst of the chaos. She is currently providing political activation and impact training to raise the voice of the church to the culture and governmental issues of our day.

Articles are the sole opinion of the author and do not represent the opinion of any other organization that Ms. Rowan is affiliated with in official or volunteer basis.

She can be reached at HisEventsAmerica@gmail.com or Church4Israel@gmail.com

 

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