H.R. 5485 Palmer Amendment Religious Freedom (Roll Call 390)
The Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL-06) amendment to the Financial Services Appropriations bill prohibits funds from being used to implement the District of Columbia's Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act. The current law fails to include a religious exemption to respect the rights of those who believe abortion violates their religious belief. ACU supports the free exercise of religion under the Constitution and supported this amendment. The House passed the amendment on July 7, 2016 by a vote of 223-192.