Catholic League president Bill Donohue calls on Catholics to stand with the bishops in supporting conscience rights:
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, chair of the bishops’ conference Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Louisville Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, who heads the Committee on Religious Liberty, are asking Catholics to call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard today (202-224-3121), voicing their support for the Conscience Protection Act. The Congress will soon decide whether to enact this measure as part of the funding bill for fiscal year 2018.
Dolan and Kurtz are sounding the alarms because the “Increasing and fierce attacks on conscience rights regarding abortion cry out for an immediate remedy.” They specifically cite the pressure that nurses and other healthcare providers are coming under to perform abortions, and attempts to force churches and religious non-profits to provide coverage for abortions in their healthcare plans.
We encourage all Catholics to stand with Cardinal Dolan and Archbishop Kurtz by contacting the Capitol Switchboard and their congressional representatives today.