Morrison Opposes Changes to Health Care Right of Conscience Act

State Representative Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) issued the following statement after legislation to change the Healthcare Right of Conscience Act passed in the Illinois House through Amendment 1 and 3 to Senate Bill 1169: 

“I proudly stood with Republican and Democratic colleagues in opposing unnecessary and inappropriate modifications to Illinois’ Healthcare Right of Conscience Act, an act that has been held in high regard as a model for the nation for nearly 25 years.   

Those Majority party representatives and senators who did pass this legislation ignored the voices of over 50,000 Illinois residents who publicly and rightfully stood opposed to this ill-thought, short-sighted and precedent-setting change to the law. 

The action was taken at the behest of Governor Pritzker to back up his continuing, overreaching executive orders—orders that continue to trample upon individual liberties, the democratic process, and the fundamental principle of governmental checks and balances.”