Rep. Smith Protects Health Care Providers’ Conscience Rights
WASHINGTON – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) voted in support of The Conscience Protection Act (S. 304), which protects health care providers who decline to participate in abortions as a matter of conscience. The bill passed in the House 245-182.
Congressman Smith: “My vote today was for common sense – no health care provider should be forced to violate their conscience to fund, support or perform abortions. The bill also rightly maintains that federal funding – Americans’ tax dollars – should be denied to any entity that discriminates against individual providers who morally object to abortion services.”