Tell the Senate to oppose the Equality Act
I previously sent out an alert in opposition to the so-called “Equality Act” (H.R. 5) that Democrats introduced in Congress.
On Feb. 25 the U.S. House of Representatives passed it by a vote of 224-206. This bill has nothing to do with equality and everything to do with the Democrats’ extreme agenda promoting abortion and restricting religious freedom.
Now it goes to the Senate, where we must continue to oppose it.
If it passes in the Senate, it won’t be long before we don’t recognize our country anymore.
I am calling on all pro-lifers to get on the phone to their senators, Republican or Democrat, to insist that they vote against the Equality Act if it should make it to the floor for a vote.
This bill has been described as “a Trojan horse for the abortion lobby.” The bill would amend the Civil Rights Act to prohibit discrimination based on an expanded definition of “sex” that includes any condition or treatment related to pregnancy and childbirth (thereby including abortion).
Moreover, it applies this to the provisions of the Civil Rights Act pertaining to employment, housing, public accommodations, public education, federal funding and other aspects of life. It would establish abortion on demand at any stage of pregnancy as a protected right by outlawing “pregnancy discrimination.”
This is the Democrats’ way of enshrining abortion as “health care,” making sure our taxes pay for it whether we like it or not, and painting those of us who oppose it as bigots. Healthcare workers – along with all the rest of us -- would no longer be protected by conscience rights. All laws passed on the state level to protect mothers and the unborn by regulating abortion would be nullified because, again, they would be seen as discriminatory.
This reverses decades-long, bipartisan federal policy as well as the laws in place in most of the states.
When you click here, you will find out how to contact your senators and what to say once you do.
Please act today, and please pass along this email to as many others you know who may be interested.
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Fr. Frank Pavone
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