Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to Protect Health Care Providers from Discrimination

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven joined Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) and several of his colleagues in the Senate this week in reintroducing the Conscience Protection Act of 2021. This legislation would enact protections for health care providers from having their religious or moral beliefs discriminated against, including protections for providers who decline to participate in abortions due to their religious or moral beliefs. 

“This is about providing permanent legal protections to providers who decline to participate in providing abortions,” said Hoeven. “No one should be forced by their employer to have to violate their deeply-held religious beliefs.” 

Additional senators joining Hoeven and Lankford include: Senators Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Jim Inhofe, (R-Okla.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Jerry Moran (R-Kans.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Roger Marshall (R-Kans.), Bill Cassidy, (R-La.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.).