Skip to content

Gov. Abbott signs pro-life law that protects religious freedom and is becoming a model for the nation

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
8/16/2017 (7 months ago)
Catholic Online (

Law protects people from being forced to pay for abortions.

Texas Gov. Greg Aboott has signed a law that protects the religious freedom of the state's citizens. The law allows citizens who object to abortion to opt out of paying for it as part of their insurance plans.

Gov. Abbott of Texas has signed into law a bill that protects religious freedom by exempting people from paying for abortions.

Gov. Abbott of Texas has signed into law a bill that protects religious freedom by exempting people from paying for abortions.


Texas has taken a step towards pro-life once again, this time passing a law that allows people to exempt themselves from paying for abortion coverage.

The law is grounded in the rationale that abortion is not healthcare. You cannot define as healthcare something that ends a human life.

Anti-life organizations and doctors protested, claiming that abortion is "essential" healthcare. They mentioned one-off cases such as handicap. The Guttmacher Institute, a front organization for Planned Parenthood, said most women already pay out of pocket for abortions already.

But if that is the case, then the law should not adversely impact anyone, it can only help clear the consciences of people who do not wish to participate in abortion.

Until now, all people paid for abortion services as part of their taxes and premiums. Now, people who genuinely object to abortion will be able to exempt themselves from paying money into the system for abortion.

This is a reasonable law. How many people would support a law that forced Muslims to eat pork? How many people would compel an Orthodox Jew to work on the Sabbath? No civilized person would. So why do we think we can ask Christians to support abortion, in direct violation of their sincerely held religious beliefs?

So far, ten states have similar laws, but the hope is other states will follow. What is wrong with giving people freedom to opt in or out of government services they may find objectionable? We cannot exempt people from all obligations to society, but when religious freedom is involved, we have little choice.

Freedom of conscience is a cornerstone of many religions and societies. This is especially true in America. It is good to see it respected again.

Subscribe Now - Catholic Online YouTube


'Help Give every Student and Teacher FREE resources for a world-class Moral Catholic Education'

Copyright 2018 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for FEBRUARY 2018
Say 'No' to Corruption.
That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Learn about Catholic world

Catholic Online
Inform - Inspire - Ignite

Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained

Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need

Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online

Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye

Daily Reading
Today's bible reading

Lent / Easter
Death & resurrection of Jesus

Advent / Christmas
Birth of Jesus

Rest of Catholic Online
All Catholic world we offer

Products and services we offer

Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books

The California Network
Inspiring streaming service

Advertise on Catholic Online
Your ads on

Catholic Online Email
Email with Catholic feel

Catholic Online Singles
Safe, secure Catholic dating

The California Studios
World-class post production service

Learn the Catholic way

Catholic Online School
Free Catholic education for all

Student Classes
K-12 & Adult Education Classes

School Teachers
Teacher lesson plans & resources

Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education

Connect with us online

Catholic Online on Facebook
Catholic social network

Catholic Online on Twitter
Catholic Tweets

Catholic Online on YouTube
Enjoy our videos

Catholic Online on Instagram
Shared Catholic moments

Catholic Online on Pinterest
Catholic ideas style inspiration

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2018 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2018 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.