Advocates see growing support for pro-life act
The legislation would better protect health care providers who don’t want to participate in abortions
A coalition of pro-life organizations, lawmakers and health care professionals are aiming to strengthen and protect the conscience rights of medical providers who refuse to participate in abortions.
Supporters of the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act argue that Congress should pass the legislation to protect pro-life doctors and nurses across the country who are facing increasing pressures to compromise their convictions.
“We are seeing a lot more of these kinds of problems coming forward than what we’ve ever seen before,” said U.S. Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) who introduced ANDA last year in the House of Representatives.
Fleming told Our Sunday Visitor that he believes there is growing support for the legislation, which failed to pass the House last year as an attachment to a larger spending bill.