Rights of Conscience Bill Voted Down By Public Health Committee

The House Public Health Committee today refused to pass yet another pro-life bill.  HB1983 by Rep. David Meeks would have provided stronger, more modern protections for doctors and healthcare workers who refuse to perform abortions, embryonic stem cell research, and a variety of other medical procedures that may violate their conscience.

The bill failed to get the eleven votes it needed to get out of committee. Below is a breakdown of the vote. (more…)