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Carter Votes to Prevent Discrimination Against Health Care Providers Refusing to Participate in Abortion

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Washington, July 13, 2016 | Mary Carpenter (202-834-0386) | comments

Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) voted today to prevent discrimination against health care providers who do not participate in abortion. The Conscience Protection Act passed in the House today with Carter's support also ensures entities who are discriminated against are able to defend themselves in a court of law.

"Whether it's the churches in California forced to cover abortion in their health care plans or a nurse in New York required to take part in a dismemberment of a 22-week-old unborn child, conscience rights across America are under attack," said Carter. "Right now, Americans are not only facing discrimination for their beliefs but the only action they can take once it happens is filing a complaint with the Department of Health and Human Services. Americans deserve legal recourse to protect their rights if they are forced to participate in abortions against their will. No one should live in fear of losing their jobs or violating the law because of what they believe."

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