Advancing The Sanctity Of Human Life On Capitol Hill

Forced to Murder Unborn Children

Sep 3, 2019

It was well known that she conscientiously objected to participating in abortions. The hospital even included her name with a list of other “objectors” to indicate that she should not be assigned to assist with such procedures. Nevertheless, this nurse was assigned to assist with an abortion under the guise that she would be treating a patient who had miscarried. It was not until she walked into the patient's room and the attending doctor said, "Don't hate me," that the nurse realized what she was being tasked to do. She immediately objected and asked for someone else to take her place. After all, there were other nurses available that did not have an objection to abortion. That did not matter. The University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) required her to assist in ending the life of an unborn baby.

Shocking, isn't it?

Fortunately, the incident has been investigated and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a Notice of Violation letter to UVMMC because under current law, this nurse’s conscience rights are protected. However, if current proposed legislation passes, that may no longer be the case.

This proposed legislation is called the “Do No Harm Act” (HR 1450). The bill includes the very broad phrase, “dignitary harm,” as a trigger to end any religious exemptions. Essentially, if a person claims that someone’s religious conviction or action causes them “dignitary harm” then that religious conviction or action will not be covered by religious freedom protections. The bill applies to workplace “standards,” benefits, and wages. It would force people who are employed at churches and other religious organizations to support issues that oppose their personal values or beliefs. In addition, it removes exemptions for any religious medical professionals giving “access to, information about, referrals for, provision of, or coverage for, any health care item or service…” This means the “Do No Harm Act” would remove religious exemptions for medical professionals who do not want to perform or provide referrals for abortion. Medical professionals could actually be forced to violate the Hippocratic Oath and commit harm!

If the harmful “Do No Harm Act” passes, the experience of this nurse may be the norm in America.

This bill must be stopped. It is unacceptable for a person to be forced to perform or refer others for abortions.

Join us in signing the petition to Congress urging them to protect the conscience rights of Americans, including our medical professionals.

And please consider a gift of 20, 35, 50, or 100 dollars or more to National Pro-Life Center. The mission of the National Pro-Life Center involves informing, educating, and inspiring our public policymakers. We help bring truth to light on decisions they are faced with each day—decisions often involving destructive policies like the “Do No Harm Act.”

Thank you for partnering with us in this mission. It is only made possible through the generosity of advocates like you.

Thank you for standing with us for LIFE!


Your missionaries to Capitol Hill

P.S. Sign the petition urging Congress to reject this bill and then prayerfully consider a gift to National Pro-Life Center. Then spread the word by forwarding the petition to family and friends!

You can make a difference!