Father Frank's Alerts

Help protect healthcare workers from being forced to participate in abortions!

August 15, 2022

Dear Friends,

The Democrat Party is at it again. They simply don’t respect your conscience.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed a new rule that could force healthcare workers to perform abortions even if they have moral or religious objections to doing so.

The rule would revise the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to add “sexual orientation and gender identity” and “reproductive health care services” including “pregnancy termination" to existing “protections against discrimination on the basis of sex.” 

The action would reverse what President Trump did when he protected the consciences of medical professionals and all Americans. Donald J. Trump, by far, has done the most of any president for both pro-life and religious freedom.

But now, under Biden and the Democrats, the HHS is helmed by abortion ideologue Xavier Becerra. As a congressman, he voted against the federal ban on partial-birth abortion procedures (performed even in the third trimester), against protection for pain-capable unborn children and children born alive after a failed abortion, and has constantly pushed for more taxpayer funding of abortion.

As attorney general of California, Becerra was behind the effort to force pregnancy help centers, which exist to give women alternatives to abortion, to tell those same women how they could obtain an abortion. (This became the Supreme Court case NIFLA vs. Becerra.)

Becerra also worked against the conscience rights of various religious groups, and insisted that the State of California, contrary to federal law, force health insurance companies to cover elective abortion.

So it’s no surprise that he’s leading the Biden administration’s effort to ensure even more abortion in the U.S. and to force medical professionals to stain their hands with the blood of the innocents.

By law, the public needs to have the opportunity to comment on the proposed rule change, and that’s why I’m writing today. Every single person who believes in the sanctity of life must make his or her voice heard.

You don’t need to be an expert or write a lot of words. You simply need to believe that conscience rights should be protected.

All citizens should comment on this rule. In particular, healthcare workers should note that this rule could dramatically alter their lives. Doctors, nurses and others could be forced to choose between their conscience and their career.

When you click here, you will let me know that you are willing to submit a comment in opposition of this proposed change in the Affordable Care Act and you will find a link that will take you to the place where you can comment.

The comment period closes on October 3 so please make sure to enter your comment before then, and please pass along this email to as many others you know who may be interested.

Thank you for being part of the Priests for Life Family!

Sincerely,

Fr. Frank Pavone

Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life

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