This Makes HR 5 Worse...Far Worse

May 15, 2019

The Democrats’ misnamed “Equality Act” is social engineering on steroids. If passed, it will force every American to walk in lockstep with the LGBT agenda. And religious convictions won’t exempt anyone from its draconian requirements.

But that’s not all. This radical measure is also a gift to Planned Parenthood. See why below —Mat.

 

Democrats in Congress aren't satisfied with imposing the LGBT agenda on you and other Americans by force of law.

That's just part of what's in store for you and me in their falsely named "Equality Act," HR 5, which will come to a vote Friday in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The bill, a gift to the LGBT lobby, literally declares war on religious freedom. It's an open assault on your First Amendment liberties of free speech and free exercise of religion.

But it gets worse. Much worse.

The dangerous and dishonestly named "Equality Act" dramatically expands America's ongoing war on innocent, unborn boys and girls.

As we've looked deeper into the poison pills in this outrageous piece of legislation, we've discovered it's also a gift to abortion providers like Planned Parenthood.

That's because the language in the bill will be used to dramatically expand abortion. It will effectively force health care professionals to perform abortions and require taxpayer funding of abortion.

For House Democrats, who almost unanimously support HR 5, it's not enough that abortionists kill some 900,000 preborn children yearly. Their bill, if it becomes law, will mean even more innocent humans will be dismembered and decapitated in the womb.

+  +  Iniquitous!

Pat Robertson called this bill "iniquitous" yesterday when he interviewed me about HR 5 on The 700 Club. You can see why...

This is an assault on life and liberty. And it's certain to pass the House--the vote is Friday. But we can stop it in the Senate, if we make our voices heard.

That's why I'm asking you to join me in petitioning the Senate to block this overt attack on life and liberty.

Click here to call on members of the U.S. Senate to Stop the Attack on Religious Liberty and defeat the so-called "Equality Act!"

+  +  Expanding abortion . . . at our expense.

Here's the "fine print" on how Democrats are trying to expand abortion (and make you pay for it). All while imposing the LGBT agenda on you and me.

To begin with, HR 5 amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by striking the word "sex," and inserting "sex, sexual orientation, gender identity" as protected classes throughout the federal code.

Then, the bill defines "sex" to include "pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition." Further, the bill states that "pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition shall not receive less favorable treatment than other physical conditions."

As a result, any denial of abortion would be considered discrimination. and there is no conscience clause protection in HR 5. That means health care providers who object to abortion as a matter of conscience have no option. They must either provide abortions or face the legal penalties the bill imposes for unlawful discrimination.

Any time "sex discrimination" has been previously added to federal law, Congress has secured rules to ensure that it does not require the funding of abortion or override conscience laws. But HR 5 would preempt those laws.

As such, this horrific bill jeopardizes both longstanding federal conscience laws protecting abortion objectors and the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding for abortion.

Ominously, language in the legislation could be used to force health care professionals and hospitals to perform abortions, regardless of conscience-based objections.

So, under the umbrella of allegedly fighting "discrimination," any American who doesn't want to fund, offer, perform, or participate in abortion-on-demand will have no real choice.

+  +  Tell the Senate to "kill this bill"!

And HR 5 will, I remind you, pass handily in the U.S. House of Representatives where a super-majority of 240 members have already signed on as cosponsors. 

That leaves the Senate, which is why I'm asking you to join me right now in petitioning the upper chamber to kill this bill!

Working together, we can stop this overt attack on life and liberty in the U.S. Senate. But only if we speak out loud and strong. Please join thousands of others by signing Liberty Counsel's "Stop the Attack on Religious Liberty" petition today.

And as you sign the petition, please consider sending a gift to support Liberty Counsel's litigation team. Thanks to friends like you, Liberty Counsel is fighting the LGBT battle and contending for our sacred liberties, the family and the sanctity of human life in courts across America.

We have a huge docket right now and we need your help as we take on Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Southern Poverty Law Center and other radical groups and individuals in court.

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Thank you for taking immediate action. Voicing your opposition to the so-called "Equality Act" is one of the most important stands you will make in your lifetime!

Yours for life and liberty,

Mat Staver
Chairman
Liberty Counsel

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