Congressional Committee Vetoes DC’s ‘Non-Discrimination’ Law

For the first time in 23 years, a congressional committee voted to overturn a law passed in the nation’s capital.

The law would prevent employers in D.C. from discriminating against employees and potential employees based on their reproductive health decisions, including abortions or the use of birth control.

38 Comments, the D.C. Council passed the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014, a bill that could force employers in the district to hire individuals who advocate for abortion and could require those employers, even those who advocate pro-life causes, to cover elective abortions in their healthcare plans.

Tuesday night, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee passed a resolution disapproving the law, with those members who introduced the disapproval measure calling it anti-religious freedom.