Bills have been introduced in both the House and Senate to restore the full religious exemption. Both bills share the title of Respect for Rights of Conscience Act of 2011 and are in committees. The House bill is HR 1179, the Senate version is S 1467. Senators Hatch and Lee and Representative Bishop are co-sponsors of the bills. Please contact Sens. Hatch and Lee and your representative and ask them to move these bills out as soon as possible. Sen. Hatch: 202.224.5251 or by email at http://www.hatch.senate.gov/ , Sen. Lee at 202.224.5444 or by email athttp://www.lee.senate.gov/ Rep. Bishop at 202.225.0453 or by email at http://www.robbishop.house.gov/ , Rep. Chaffetz at 202.225.7751 or by email at http://www.chaffetz.house.gov/ , or Rep. Matheson at 202. 225.3011 or by email at email@example.com. For local office numbers, please check their individual websites.You can learn more about the issue at http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/conscience-protection/index.cfm.
[the above is copied from the website of our Diocese: http://www.utahcatholicdiocese.org/ministries/governmentliaison/hhs-rule
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