Today, 13 Republican women, led by longtime nurse Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), sent a letter to House GOP Leadership asking for conscience and religious liberty protections to be included in any continuing resolution that funds the government through FY 2013.
The letter said:
“As fellow Members of Congress committed to protecting the individual’s rights of conscience, we are writing to bring to your attention egregious violations of long-standing civil rights and religious freedoms by the current Administration. We respectfully request that you ensure that adequate protections for these fundamental liberties are codified in U.S. law as the Appropriations Committee drafts legislation to fund the federal government through the remainder of the current fiscal year, FY2013.”
Rep. John Fleming (R-LA), a physician and leader on conscience rights in the House, also led the letter with Rep. Diane Black.
The SBA List applauds these women for showing GOP leadership, their colleagues, and their constituents that they are willing to take the lead in standing up for conscience rights and religious liberty in must-pass legislation.
The following women Members signed the letter:
- Representative Diane Black
- Representative Marsha Blackburn
- Representative Michele Bachmann
- Representative Renee Ellmers
- Representative Vicky Hartzler
- Representative Martha Roby
- Representative Jackie Walorski
- Representative Cynthia Lummis
- Representative Ann Wagner
- Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
- Representative Lynn Jenkins
- Representative Candice Miller
- Representative Kristi Noem
This week, the SBA List joined with over 55 other national and state pro-life organizations to form the Call2Conscience.com Campaign. The coalition has flooded Congress with e-mails and calls, demanding that conscience protections are included in must-pass legislation, and included a webcast last night featuring Rep. Diane Black & other pro-life leaders.