Please ask Congress to protect the right of conscientious objection to abortion. Please urge your federal elected Representative and Senators to support the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act (ANDA). This proposal is part of the Health Care Conscience Rights Act (HR 940), and is now included in the House’s Labor/Health and Human Services appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2016 (HR 3020, secs. 530 (d) and (e)). Ask members to include this language in final must-pass funding legislation this year. Please take action today through the link below.

The need for this legislation has grown more urgent since last year, when the state of California started forcing almost all health plans in the state to pay for elective abortions, even late-term abortions. There is no exemption for religious or moral objections. A mandate for hospitals, even religious hospitals, to perform abortions could be next.

California’s coercive policy clearly violates a federal law known as the Weldon amendment, which forbids governments receiving federal health care funds to discriminate against those who decline to take part in abortion. Unfortunately, this and other existing laws have loopholes and legal weaknesses that make them ineffective against such challenges. For example, nurses threatened with loss of their jobs unless they assist in abortions have found they have no right to go to court to see the law enforced. Congress should reaffirm a principle that has long enjoyed broad bipartisan support: Government should not force hospitals, doctors, nurses and other providers to stop offering much-needed health care because they cannot in conscience participate in destroying a developing human life.

 

RECOMMEND ACTION TO TAKE IMMIEDIATELY:

Contact your federal Representative and Senators by phone or email. Call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121, or call their local offices (contact information for all Colorado Representatives and Senators can be found below).
If you need help finding out who your elected representatives are please click HERE
SUGGESTED MESSAGE: “Please help ensure that the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act (ANDA), now included in the House’s Labor/HHS appropriations bill (Secs. 530 (d) and (e) of HR 3020), is enacted as part of end-of-year must-pass legislation. Government must not force Americans to violate their religious and moral beliefs about respect for life when they provide health services”.

MORE INFORMATION:

VIDEO: STAND WITH CATHY ON CONSCIENCE RIGHTS – CLICK HERE TO WATCH

ARTICLE: A TIME TO STAND FOR CONSCIENCE RIGHTS – CLICK HERE TO READ

 

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR COLORADO FEDERAL SENTATORS &  REPRESENTATIVES

Senator Michael Bennet

Democrat- COLORADO

Phone: 202-224-5852

Toll Free: 866-455-9866

Local Phone: 303-455-7600

E-mail: http://www.bennet.senate.gov/?p=contact

 

Senator Cory Gardner

Republican- COLORADO

Phone: (202) 224-5941

Local Phone: : 303-391-5777

E-mail: http://www.gardner.senate.gov/contact-cory/email-cory

 

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR COLORADO US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Representative Diana DeGette (D)     Congressional District 1

Phone: (202) 225-4431

Local Phone: 303-844-4988

Email: https://degette.house.gov/contact/send-me-an-email/email-me

 

Representative Jared Polis (D)     Congressional District 2

Phone: (202) 225-2161

Local Phone: 303-484-9596

Email: https://polis.house.gov/forms/writeyourrep/default.aspx

 

Representative Scott Tipton (R)     Congressional District 3

Phone: (202) 225-4761

Local Phone: 719-542-1073

Email: https://tipton.house.gov/contact-me

 

Representative Ken Buck (R)  Congressional District 4

Phone: (202) 225-4676

Local Phone: 720-639-9165

Email: https://buck.house.gov/contact

 

Representative Doug Lamborn (R)     Congressional District 5

Phone: (202) 225-4422

Local Phone: 719-520-0055

E-mail: http://lamborn.house.gov/contact/legislation-question.htm

 

Representative Mike Coffman (R)      Congressional District 6

Washington, DC Office

Phone: 202.225.7882

Local Phone: 720-748-7514

Email: https://coffman.house.gov/contact/email-me

 

Representative Ed Perlmutter (D)     Congressional District 7

Phone: 202.225.2645

Local Phone: 303-274-7944

E-mail: https://forms.house.gov/perlmutter/webforms/contact.shtml