The Conscience Protection Act of 2016

HR 4828, or the Conscience Protection Act of 2016, which I believe will be discussed again tomorrow and next week in the House of Representatives, aims “to prevent governmental discrimination against providers of health services who decline involvement in abortion, and for other purposes.”┬áHere is my letter to┬áCongressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA 2nd District) expressing my support of this Act:

Dear Mr. Richmond,

I would like to voice my support for HR 4828, The Conscience Protection Act of 2016, which will “prevent governmental discrimination against providers of health services who decline involvement in abortion, and for other purposes.”

Aside from the scandalous horror that is abortion which is continuously imposed upon Americans more and more, I’d like to establish that it is not right for the government to force people to pay for abortions whether through tax dollars or the health care system. Abortion is NOT a basic health care service for women — it the eerily well-funded government sanctioned deliberate murder of “unwanted” children (human beings).

In that vein, the government should not force (by penalty of fines, loss of license, etc.) any healthcare provider to participate in any abortion procedure if he or she determines it to be against his or her conscience. Each individual healthcare provider should decide whether he or she will choose to engage in the abortion procedure to the extent that he or she deems necessary, and that may mean refraining from any actions affiliated with this procedure.

We can not keep supporting and promoting laws that strip away individual freedoms of conscience and that promote the killing of other human beings (unborn children) for selfish gain. As a country, we are consistently demonstrating through legislation and executive orders that a human life has less and less value and that citizens are increasingly unable to make their own, independent, rational, and well-formed moral decisions within the guidelines of the Constitution without fear of penalty.

While The Conscience Protection Act of 2016 focuses mainly on healthcare providers and their affiliation with abortion procedures, supporting this Act would be a step in the right direction toward building a foundation for protecting other freedoms of conscience that are in danger of being stripped away from dutiful, virtuous, and wholesome citizens who are capable of making moral decisions and who should be protected and enabled to do so.

Thank you,
Katherine Pitre

I encourage you to write to your representative in support of this important Act.