U.S. House passes ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act’

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On Tuesday, the United States House of Representatives passed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act (H.R. 7).
 
This bill permanently prohibits federal funding for abortion and funding for any insurance plan that includes abortion on demand.
 
One of those who voted for the bill passage was Representative Jeb Hensarling.
 
“Today, just days before hundreds of thousands of people will participate in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., I am proud to have taken a stand in solidarity with them to protect the rights of the unborn and prevent taxpayer funding for abortion,” said Hensarling. “As Americans, we share a sacred responsibility to protect innocent life and defend the rights of those who are unable to defend themselves. It is my strong belief that human life begins at conception, and every life-even the life of an unborn child-is worthy of protection.”
 
H.R. 7 passed 238 to 183 and codifies into law the Hyde Amendment, which doesn’t outlaw abortions but simply says that federal taxpayers will not be compelled to subsidize them. 
 
A recent poll conducted by the Knights of Columbus-Marist found 61 percent of Americans believe taxpayer dollars should not be used for abortion.

The bill will now be voted on by the Senate. If approved there, the bill when then head to the desk of President Donald Trump for approval where, if approved, he will sign the bill into law.

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