Hillarycare Had Conscience Protections Obamacare Lacks
Blunt-Nelson amendment restores exact same conscience protections included in Hillarycare.
1:48 PM, Feb 28, 2012 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
As Congress continues to debate the Obamacare mandate forcing religious institutions to provide "free" coverage of contraception and abortion-inducing drugs, a new report could put supporters of the mandate on the defensive. It turns out that the Democrats' 1994 health care care bill (i.e. "Hillarycare") included the exact same conscience protections that Republicans and some Democrats are now pushing in the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act.
The 1994 legislation gave "any employer" an exemption from purchasing health care that covered "abortion or other services" if "the employer objects to such services on the basis of a religious belief or moral conviction."
Via RedMassGroup, here's the relevant section of the 1994 bill:
You can read the new bipartisan bill that would restore conscience protections that existed prior to Obamacare, and you'll see that it contains the very same conscience protections included in this section of Hillarycare.