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Published On: Tue, Jan 24th, 2017

House passes Chris Smith bill to ban federal funding for abortions

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 238 to 183 today to permanently ban taxpayer funding of abortion.

The No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act (HR 7), introduced by Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ, makes the Hyde Amendment permanent, which prohibits federal money from being used to fund abortions through Medicaid.

“House Republicans have shown they will stop at nothing to undermine women’s constitutional rights,” said California Congresswoman Barbara Lee.

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“H.R. 7 is an extreme, ideological assault on women and their health care. Instead of trusting women, this legislation invites politicians and employers into the exam room. The aim of this bill is clear: to further limit women’s access to abortion, which would disproportionately harm low-income women, women of color, and young people.”

Just to be clear, this is a BAN ON TAX PAYER MONEY COVERING ABORTIONS – THAT IS ALL.

According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), 1,036 of Obamacare plans sold in 2014 included abortion on demand.

“This attack on abortion rights comes just one day after President Trump signed an Executive Order imposing a dramatically expanded Global Gag Rule, which will have devastating consequences on the lives of women around the world,” Congresswoman Lee added. “This weekend, millions of women around the country marched in defense of their rights. Instead of interfering in women’s personal health decisions, Republicans should listen to the countless women demanding respect from their elected officials.”

A January 2017 Marist poll revealed 61% of Americans don’t support using tax dollars to pay for abortions.

 

Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-NC, called HR7 a “common-sense measure.” Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-MO, said she was “heartsick” to hear her colleagues celebrating the recent anniversary of Roe v. Wade and called them out for labeling abortion “care” instead of “taking life.”

Planned Parenthood, America’s largest provider of abortions, is under attack again as the Live Action undercover investigation revealed that they turned away patients 95% of the time if they were not seeking an abortion.

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