The U.S. Senate voted today to table an amendment that would have restored conscience rights so recently violated by the Obama Administration’s HHS mandate. The vote was 51-48.
We have much work ahead of us. The administration and the mainstream media are controlling the message; note how, in the article, this fight is portrayed as between the bad guys who only want to control women and deny them access to critical health care, and the compassionate ones who care only about women’s health.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops vows to fight on. In response to the Senate’s action, Bishop Lori’s statement:
“The need to defend citizens’ rights of conscience is the most critical issue before our country right now,” said Bishop William E. Lori of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Bishop Lori chairs the Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). “We will continue our strong defense of conscience rights through all available legal means. Religious freedom is at the heart of democracy and rooted in the dignity of every human person. We will not rest until the protection of conscience rights is restored and the First Amendment is returned to its place of respect in the Bill of Rights.”