There were several victories for families and people in need during the 2019 legislative session, which saw a divided government reach compromises to serve the common good, said Jason Adkins, executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference.
Introduced Feb. 28, the Equity and Opportunity Scholarship Act (S.F. 1872/ H.F. 1894) would provide individuals or corporations with a state tax credit of 70 percent of a donation to a qualified scholarship-granting organization.
The Minnesota Catholic Conference is calling on Catholics to contact their legislators and urge them to reject a bill that would legalize assisted suicide in Minnesota. The End of Life Options Act(HF 2152), which would allow terminally ill adults to choose to end their lives, was introduced March 7 in the Minnesota House of Representatives.
With the start of the 2019 state legislative session on Jan. 8, Catholics have an opportunity to continue the work of faithful citizenship by assisting elected officials in creating public policies that promote human life and dignity.