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S. 1467 - Respect for Rights of Conscience Act of 2011

Health. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to protect rights of conscience with regard to requirements for coverage of specific items and services. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Respect for Rights of Conscience Act of 2011

S. 1467 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to protect rights of conscience with regard to requirements for coverage of specific items and services. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to protect rights of conscience with regard to requirements for coverage of specific items and services.
Other Titles
  • Respect for Rights of Conscience Act of 2011
Sponsor
Roy Blunt
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Health
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Comprehensive health care
  • Health care costs and insurance
  • Health care coverage and access
  • Health personnel
  • Medical ethics
  • Religion
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced8/02/2011
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced8/02/2011
8/02/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$44,250
$158,506
$381,868
$6,864,752
$7,449,376
38% more
$7,742,721
$352,909
$45,301
$2,115,619
$10,256,550
14 Organizations Supported and 5 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Respect for Rights of Conscience Act of 2011

14 organizations supported this bill

Americans United for Life
Americans United for Life (2012, March 1). Background on the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act, H.R. 1179 and S. 1467. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from Americans United for Life.
CatholicVote.org
Mercer, Joshua (2012, February 2). Senate bill to restore conscience rights has the support of *32* Senators. Let’s get that to at least 51.. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from CatholicVote.org.
Christian Medical and Dental Associations
Stevens, David (2011, November 2). Written Statement byDavid L. Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics) Re: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) preventive services rule . Retrieved July 11, 2012, from Committee on Energy and CommerceSubcommittee on Health.
Family Research Council
Family Research Council (2012, February 9). Urge Congress to support conscience rights in response to the Obama Contraceptive Mandate. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from Family Research Council.
Home School Legal Defense Association
Home School Legal Defense Association (2012, February 29). S. 1467—Respect for Rights of Conscience Act of 2011. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from Home School Legal Defense Association.
Liberty Counsel
Liberty Counsel Action (2012, February 8). Stop Barack Obama's subversion of our religious civil liberties and conscience rights! . Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Liberty Counsel Action.
National Committee for a Human Life Amendment
National Committee for a Human Life Amendment (2012, June 20). Support Respect for Rights of Conscience Act. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from National Committee for a Human Life Amendment.
National Right to Life Committee
National Right to Life Committee (2012). “Where Do the Candidates Stand on Life?” Flyer Updated to Include Rights of Conscience. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from National Right to Life Committee.
Pennsylvania Catholic Conference
Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (2012, March 2). TAKE ACTION: HHS Mandate. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from Pennsylvania Catholic Conference.
Providence College
Undersigned Organizations (2012, February 15). Dear Senator Whitehouse:. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from Providence College.
Saint Joseph Health Services
Undersigned Organizations (2012, February 15). Dear Senator Whitehouse:. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from Providence College.
Southern Baptist Convention
Land, Richard (2012, February 14). Dear Leader McConnell:. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from Southern Baptist Convention Ethics and Liberty Commission.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
DiNardo, Daniel (2012, February 15). http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/conscience-protection/upload/DearSenatorfeb151.pdf. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
University of Saint Thomas
Ivany, Robert (2012, February 28). Support “Conscience” Act Opposing HHS Mandate. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from University of Saint Thomas.

5 organizations opposed this bill

American Civil Liberties Union
Murphy, Laura (2012, February 28). Written Statement of the American Civil Liberties Union. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from American Civil Liberties Union.
Center for Reproductive Rights
Center for Reproductive Rights (2012, February 9). Questions & Answers on “Right to Conscience” Laws. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from Center for Reproductive Rights.
NARAL Pro-Choice America
NARAL (2012, March 1). Tell Congress: No More Attacks on Birth-Control Coverage . Retrieved July 16, 2012, from NARAL Pro-Choice America.
National Council of Jewish Women
National Council of Jewish Women (2011, November 2). Statement of National Council of Jewish Women on Proposed Religious Restrictions to Health Care. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from National Council of Jewish Women.
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio
Dougherty, Gary (2012, February 15). House Concurrent Resolution 35 Opponent Testimony. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$27,950$1,500
Kelly AyotteRNH$99,416$13,750
John BarrassoRWY$30,450$0
Max BaucusDMT$1,000$51,250
Mark BegichDAK$5,250$39,362
Michael F. BennetDCO$4,400$82,198
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$1,000$46,800
Roy BluntRMO$148,866$500
John BoozmanRAR$54,048$3,000
Barbara BoxerDCA$10,480$1,408,972
Scott P. BrownRMA$628,858$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$15,450$496,263
Richard BurrRNC$60,700$0
Maria CantwellDWA$2,500$153,808
Ben CardinDMD$3,000$35,525
Tom CarperDDE$1,800$6,450
Bob CaseyDPA$7,000$20,037
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$362,198$250
Daniel CoatsRIN$59,250$0
Tom CoburnROK$101,343$0
William Thad CochranRMS$5,300$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$66,300$110,741
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$5,300
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$3,400$27,149
Bob CorkerRTN$56,280$500
John CornynRTX$162,870$0
Mike CrapoRID$700$0
Jim DeMintRSC$284,720$500
Dick DurbinDIL$10,500$29,750
Mike EnziRWY$9,500$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$1,000$259,686
Al FrankenDMN$17,400$102,096
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$35,500$1,610,863
Lindsey GrahamRSC$20,808$250
Chuck GrassleyRIA$43,400$5,800
Kay R. HaganDNC$3,950$647,943
Tom HarkinDIA$250$34,980
Orrin G. HatchRUT$27,950$20,850
Dean HellerRNV$154,887$0
John HoevenRND$19,900$1,000
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$42,600$250
Jim InhofeROK$67,975$0
Dan InouyeDHI$1,400$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$26,500$700
Mike JohannsRNE$21,246$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$163,090$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$250$750
John F. KerryDMA$2,700$79,674
Mark KirkRIL$248,650$91,950
Amy KlobucharDMN$2,400$263,001
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$5,750$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$3,500$166,047
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$47,000
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$250$18,600
Mike LeeRUT$32,870$0
Carl LevinDMI$1,800$29,750
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0
Dick LugarRIN$20,050$2,500
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$2,400$0
John McCainRAZ$171,393$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$19,050$1,325,315
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$240,333$500
Bob MenéndezDNJ$2,750$42,999
Jeff MerkleyDOR$10,950$86,713
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$1,400$99,058
Jerry MoranRKS$20,950$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0
Patty MurrayDWA$2,200$586,230
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$1,000$500
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$7,250$38,550
Rand PaulRKY$283,890$0
Rob PortmanROH$114,548$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$1,250$1,200
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$4,900
Harry ReidDNV$8,750$51,444
Jim RischRID$186,206$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$104,149$1,000
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$9,800
Marco RubioRFL$1,007,838$0
Bernie SandersIVT$1,000$43,601
Chuck SchumerDNY$6,900$57,514
Jeff SessionsRAL$57,570$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$3,990$1,051,441
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,850$0
Olympia J. SnoweRME$19,050$40,767
Debbie StabenowDMI$7,200$432,615
Jon TesterDMT$5,300$275,134
John ThuneRSD$266,743$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,371,325$0
Mark UdallDCO$12,350$62,437
Tom UdallDNM$7,760$55,737
David VitterRLA$217,401$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$7,050$29,600
Jim WebbDVA$0$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$500$26,350
Roger F. WickerRMS$83,475$0
Ron WydenDOR$0$15,850

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$27,950$1,500
Kelly AyotteRNH$99,416$13,750
John BarrassoRWY$30,450$0
Max BaucusDMT$1,000$51,250
Mark BegichDAK$5,250$39,362
Michael F. BennetDCO$4,400$82,198
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$1,000$46,800
Roy BluntRMO$148,866$500
John BoozmanRAR$54,048$3,000
Barbara BoxerDCA$10,480$1,408,972
Scott P. BrownRMA$628,858$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$15,450$496,263
Richard BurrRNC$60,700$0
Maria CantwellDWA$2,500$153,808
Ben CardinDMD$3,000$35,525
Tom CarperDDE$1,800$6,450
Bob CaseyDPA$7,000$20,037
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$362,198$250
Daniel CoatsRIN$59,250$0
Tom CoburnROK$101,343$0
William Thad CochranRMS$5,300$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$66,300$110,741
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$5,300
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$3,400$27,149
Bob CorkerRTN$56,280$500
John CornynRTX$162,870$0
Mike CrapoRID$700$0
Jim DeMintRSC$284,720$500
Dick DurbinDIL$10,500$29,750
Mike EnziRWY$9,500$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$1,000$259,686
Al FrankenDMN$17,400$102,096
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$35,500$1,610,863
Lindsey GrahamRSC$20,808$250
Chuck GrassleyRIA$43,400$5,800
Kay R. HaganDNC$3,950$647,943
Tom HarkinDIA$250$34,980
Orrin G. HatchRUT$27,950$20,850
Dean HellerRNV$154,887$0
John HoevenRND$19,900$1,000
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$42,600$250
Jim InhofeROK$67,975$0
Dan InouyeDHI$1,400$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$26,500$700
Mike JohannsRNE$21,246$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$163,090$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$250$750
John F. KerryDMA$2,700$79,674
Mark KirkRIL$248,650$91,950
Amy KlobucharDMN$2,400$263,001
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$5,750$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$3,500$166,047
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$47,000
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$250$18,600
Mike LeeRUT$32,870$0
Carl LevinDMI$1,800$29,750
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0
Dick LugarRIN$20,050$2,500
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$2,400$0
John McCainRAZ$171,393$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$19,050$1,325,315
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$240,333$500
Bob MenéndezDNJ$2,750$42,999
Jeff MerkleyDOR$10,950$86,713
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$1,400$99,058
Jerry MoranRKS$20,950$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0
Patty MurrayDWA$2,200$586,230
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$1,000$500
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$7,250$38,550
Rand PaulRKY$283,890$0
Rob PortmanROH$114,548$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$1,250$1,200
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$4,900
Harry ReidDNV$8,750$51,444
Jim RischRID$186,206$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$104,149$1,000
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$9,800
Marco RubioRFL$1,007,838$0
Bernie SandersIVT$1,000$43,601
Chuck SchumerDNY$6,900$57,514
Jeff SessionsRAL$57,570$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$3,990$1,051,441
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,850$0
Olympia J. SnoweRME$19,050$40,767
Debbie StabenowDMI$7,200$432,615
Jon TesterDMT$5,300$275,134
John ThuneRSD$266,743$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,371,325$0
Mark UdallDCO$12,350$62,437
Tom UdallDNM$7,760$55,737
David VitterRLA$217,401$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$7,050$29,600
Jim WebbDVA$0$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$500$26,350
Roger F. WickerRMS$83,475$0
Ron WydenDOR$0$15,850

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$6,864,752
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$381,868
Abortion policy/Anti-Abortion$158,506
Christian Conservative$44,250

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Women's issues$7,742,721
Abortion policy/Pro-Abortion Rights$2,115,619
Health & welfare policy$352,909
Human Rights$45,301
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