It permanently ensures federal taxpayer dollars aren’t used for abortion services instead of ” a patchwork of provisions in government spending bills requiring regular renewal.“ Planned Parenthood de-funding coming soon.
The No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act (HR 7), introduced by Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ, makes permanent the so-called Hyde Amendment permanent. Thus far the amendment, which prohibits federal money from being used to fund abortions through Medicaid, has been subject to annual renewal.
The Charlotte Lozier Institute estimates the Hyde Amendment has saved over two million lives since it was enacted in 1976…
The No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act also removes abortion funding from Obamacare while legislators consider replacements for Obama’s signature healthcare law. LifeSiteNews
The House passed legislation on Tuesday to permanently codify existing law that bans the use of federal funds for abortion services.
Passage came one day after President Trump issued an executive action prohibiting the use of taxpayer funds for nongovernmental organizations that provide abortion services or support abortion rights.
It also falls three days before the annual March for Life to protest the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, which had its 44th anniversary over the weekend.
Lawmakers approved the measure largely along party lines, with three Democrats joining Republicans in the 238-183 vote.
The legislation, written by Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), would also permanently prohibit the District of Columbia from using its local funds approved by Congress for abortion services.
It does allow exceptions for cases of rape, incest or if the mother’s life in danger…
Republicans argued that approving legislation to permanently ensure federal taxpayer dollars aren’t used for abortion services would be a more efficient way of codifying the existing law, which is comprised of a patchwork of provisions in government spending bills requiring regular renewal.“That’s what we should be all about. Life affirming and the saving of human life,” said Smith, the bill’s author.
“That’s what we should be all about. Life affirming and the saving of human life,” said Smith, the bill’s author. TheHill
The White House released a statement saying, “the Administration strongly supports H.R. 7…if the President were presented with H.R. 7 in its present form, he would sign the bill.” LifeSiteNews