Passes Bill Protecting Health Care Providers from Being Forced to Provide
For Immediate Release.
September 27, 2002 Neither
the government or the courts should be able to force
hospitals and other health care organizations to perform or pay for
abortions or be compelled to refer a woman for abortion services.
The House of Representatives
should be lauded for its efforts as it passed on September 25, 2002,
the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act of 2002 (H.R. 4691) by a 229-198
vote which protects organizations from being forced to provide abortion
services. Tragically, as well as unconstitutionally, officials and courts
in some states force health care providers to offer abortion services
which is morally and ethically wrong.
States government should promote life, not death as it has for almost
30 years resulting in a culture of death," said Dr. Joel P. Rutkowski,
president of the American Voice Institute of Public Policy. "Such
legislation is just one more positive effort in establishing a culture
of life that is so needed in this nation."
Joel P. Rutkowski, P.h.D.
President, The American Voice Institute Of Public Policy
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