The following opinion column appeared on humanevents.com on 5/4/11.
Author: ADF Legal Counsel Matt Bowman
The American Civil Liberties Union and its “pro-choice” allies want to force all hospitals in the country to perform abortions. They are claiming that a bill being debated in the U.S. House this week should be defeated or amended simply because it shores up existing federal conscience protections.
HR 3 would codify a federal law that has existed temporarily for many years. It prohibits government entities from discriminating against health providers because they object to abortion. Abortion advocates are outrageously claiming that an “emergency exception” provision is needed to require maternity health providers to perform abortions that are supposedly medically necessary.