Victory for Conscience Protection in Missouri

Posted by John Jansen (September 17, 2012 at 1:23 pm)

Stand Up Rally signsA great victory for religious freedom was scored last week when the Missouri legislature overrode a veto by Governor Jay Nixon of Senate Bill 749.

The bill, which passed with wide margins in both the state House and Senate earlier this summer, was written in direct response to the HHS Mandate.

SB 749 ensures that employees and employers in the state of Missouri will not be forced to participate in, provide, pay for, or provide referrals for health plans or services that cover contraceptives, sterilizations, or abortion-causing drugs.

In a special veto session last week, the Missouri Senate resoundingly voted 26-6 and the Missouri House voted 109-45 to override Governor Nixon’s veto of the bill.

The Missouri Catholic Conference issued a statement following the override that reads:

This is a victory for Catholics, people of all faiths, and more specifically, Missouri citizens who value religious liberty. … Today‚Äôs override is a powerful pro-life statement, one that gives us hope that conscience rights will be extended to all U.S. citizens.

The representatives and senators of the Show Me State who voted to override Governor Nixon’s veto are to be commended for acting to defend their constituents’ religious freedom and conscience rights.

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4 Responses to “Victory for Conscience Protection in Missouri”

  1. SVG says:

    Kudos to Missouri legislators for taking a stand! As the vote count indicates, when the issue is squarely presented, the principle of religious freedom has overwhelming support from Americans of all faiths.

    September 17th, 2012 at 4:20 pm
  2. Howard & Barbara Davis says:

    Never in the History of America has our US Constitution been under attack, even by our present President. Attacking Freedom of Religion, he calls it a war on Women ( actually it is a war on Babies ). He even wants it too be allowed too kill a baby that is born healthy if it turns out too be a girl. His present campaign must be recieving Millions of Dollars from the Pro-Choice groups. Imagine, forcing the American Tax Payer too pay for Abortions even in other Nations. And we do not have that kind of money in the first place. GuardianAngel2012

    September 17th, 2012 at 8:38 pm
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  4. Curious Skeptic says:

    (in reply to) “Never in the History of America has our US Constitution been under attack…money in the first place. GuardianAngel2012”

    When did the president wage a war on women, babies, or freedom of religion? I would like to see your sources to back up your claim that “He even wants it too be allowed too kill a baby that is born healthy if it turns out too be a girl.”

    “recieving millions from pro-choice campaigns”
    “Pay for abortions in other countries”
    If you could please provide sources for this information, I would gladly consider your point of view.

    Thanks in advance.
    peace off
    “I don’t want to Believe, I want to Know”

    October 9th, 2012 at 1:57 am