Fr. Pavone: Michigan Bill Would Insure Freedom of Conscience for Insurance Providers

 

Priests for Life

 
  4/28/2006
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            

“A person’s religious freedom doesn’t end when he opens the door to his business,” states Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life.  “Michigan’s representatives have taken an important step toward guaranteeing freedom of conscience for those providing health insurance in that state.”

Fr. Pavone’s statement follows the passage by the Michigan House of Representatives of measures that would allow a health maintenance organization or health insurer to refuse to cover abortion or other procedures. 

“It is ironic that for some supporters of abortion, there are certain arenas where ‘freedom of choice’ definitely does not belong,” notes Fr. Pavone.  “I’m glad that Michigan legislators are wiser.”

Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.