For Immediate Release
February 24th, 2021
Director of External Affairs, Live Action
Live Action Statement on The Equality Act
Washington, D.C. –The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on H.R. 5, also known as “The Equality Act,” this week. President Joe Biden expressed his desire to sign the Equality Act into law in his first hundred days.
Founder and President of Live Action, Lila Rose, responds:
“The Equality Act is deceptively named and corrupt in its vision. There is nothing empowering or ‘equalizing’ about killing innocent preborn children nor confusing what it means to be male and female. This deceptively named piece of legislation hides within it policies that override conscience rights, require employers to cover abortions in their healthcare plans, and nullifies pro-life laws and protections on a massive scale.
“The Equality Act requires all federal and state health programs along with every hospital, clinic, school, or healthcare organization that receives federal funds to stop what it calls ‘pregnancy discrimination’ and provide access to all ‘treatments’ for the ‘condition’ of pregnancy. Going beyond destroying the longstanding and bipartisan Hyde Amendment, which prevents federal funds from being used to pay for abortion, the Equality Act also eliminates all religious protections. This means no doctor that serves Medicaid patients will be allowed to disagree, no hospital that accepts Medicare will be allowed to refuse, and no citizen will be able to stop her hard-earned money from paying for the deaths of the youngest and most vulnerable people in our society. This legislation is a club to punish dissent.
“The message of the Equality Act is clear: women are only ‘equal’ if they deny their miraculous ability to help create and sustain life and renounce the innate love they have for their children. The goal of this legislation isn’t to celebrate and respect women as they are. It is an attempt to compel women to act like the worst of men who desire sex without consequences and life without commitments.”
Live Action is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to exposing the truth about abortion and affirming the life of every child. Live Action exists to change hearts and minds about abortion through compelling educational media, human interest stories, and investigative reporting that exposes the lies and corruption in the abortion industry. With the largest online following in the pro-life movement, Live Action’s videos and content reach millions of people every week. Find out more at http://www.liveaction.org