Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) introduced an amendment to H.R. 5485, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act. His amendment protects religious liberty by prohibiting funds from being used to implement DC's Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act (RHNDA).
"This amendment protects life and religious liberties," said Palmer. "The Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act (RHNDA) could force employers in DC to cover abortions in their health insurance plans and require pro-life organizations to hire individuals who advocate for abortion. Freedom of religion does not stop at the District of Columbia's borders. Federal dollars whether in D.C. or otherwise must not be used to take lives or deny religious freedoms. This amendment would prohibit D.C. from promoting policies to do that."