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Why a Nurse and a Pastor Object to Being Forced to Help Abort Babies

The Daily Signal,Leah Jessen / / September 04, 2016

Fe Vinoya says she became a nurse to help others, not to do harm. She supports legislation protecting her and others from being forced to take part in abortions. (Photo: Alliance Defending Freedom)

A pastor and a nurse want Congress to pass legislation that would allow Americans the freedom to opt out of the abortion process.

Chris Lewis, lead pastor of Foothill Church in Glendora, California, says his congregation doesn’t want to be coerced into covering abortions on employee health insurance plans.

But that is exactly what the state of California is doing, Lewis told The Daily Signal in a phone interview.

Lewis said it is “shocking” that the state Department of Managed Health Care would force his 1,000-member church, against its deeply held religious convictions, to cover abortion in the health plans of roughly 100 employees.

“We’re stuck in this horrible place,” Lewis told The Daily Signal. “We’re essentially being coerced by the state to violate our conscience.”

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