Federal - S 401

Conscience Protection Act of 2021


February 24, 2021


The Conscience Protection Act (S. 401) is sponsored by Sen. James Lankford (R-OK). This bill is urgently needed, as no medical professional should ever be coerced or bullied to participate in an abortion, or have his or her job threatened for not participating in an abortion. And when it does happen, these health care providers need legal protections and remedies like those found in the Conscience Protection Act.

The Conscience Protection Act would offer permanent protection for those who may be discriminated against by employers if they choose to follow their consciences. It would would also empower victims to seek relief in court for violations of the federal conscience laws.

Nobody should be forced to participate in the brutal act of killing an unborn child. Please support the Conscience Protection Act.

National Right to Life strongly supports S. 401.

Our Position


Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 31

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  • Jan. 31, 2022 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Crapo, (R-Idaho)Cruz, (R-Texas)
  • Sept. 14, 2021 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Kennedy, John (R-La.)
  • Aug. 5, 2021 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Cotton, (R-Ark.)
  • April 20, 2021 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Braun, (R-Ind.)
  • March 17, 2021 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Blunt, (R-Mo.)
  • March 3, 2021 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Rubio, (R-Fla.)
  • Feb. 24, 2021 — Original cosponsor(s): 24

    Barrasso, (R-Wyo.)Hawley, (R-Mo.)Portman, (R-Ohio)
    Blackburn, (R-Tenn.)Hoeven, (R-N.D.)Risch, (R-Idaho)
    Boozman, (R-Ark.)Hyde-Smith, (R-Miss.)Rounds, (R-S.D.)
    Cassidy, (R-La.)Inhofe, (R-Okla.)Sasse, (R-Neb.)
    Cramer, (R-N.D.)Lee, M. (R-Utah)Scott, (R-Fla.)
    Daines, (R-Mont.)Lummis, (R-Wyo.)Scott, T. (R-S.C.)
    Fischer, (R-Neb.)Marshall, (R-Kan.)Thune, (R-S.D.)
    Hagerty, (R-Tenn.)Moran, (R-Kan.)Tillis, (R-N.C.)
  • Feb. 24, 2021 — Read twice and referred to: Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.Congressional Record p. S856