Thursday, January 26, 2017

#BreakingNews US House of Rep. approves #ProLife Bill to Ban Abortion funding and President Trump agrees to Sign

The House of Representatives has approved a bill that would permanently ban taxpayer funding of abortions, President Donald Trump has agreed to sign it into law.  “The Administration strongly supports H.R. 7,” the White House said in a statement.  “This bill would continue to prohibit the Federal government from paying for affected procedures with the taxes of Americans who find abortion morally or religiously objectionable,” the White House said.
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Cardinal Dolan wrote to Congress prior to the vote urging support for the legislation, saying it "will write into permanent law a policy on which there has been strong popular and congressional agreement for more than 40 years: The federal government should not use its funding power to support and promote elective abortion, and should not force taxpayers to subsidize this violence."

"Public opinion polls consistently reveal that strong majorities of women, minorities, and low-income Americans oppose taxpayer-funded abortions. This includes a majority of even those who call themselves 'pro-choice'," Cardinal Dolan wrote. "In addition to having broad public support, recent analysis found that as many as two million lives have been saved as a result of restrictions on federal abortion funding." 

FULL TEXT of House of Rep. STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY
H. R. 7 – No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017
(Rep. Smith, R-New Jersey, and 47 cosponsors)
The Administration strongly supports H.R. 7. The legislation would prohibit any funds authorized or appropriated by Federal law to be expended for any abortion, or for direct payments to insurers for health benefits coverage that includes coverage for abortions. H.R. 7 also would prohibit the purchase of abortion coverage with matching funds from federally subsidized programs, including Federal and State Medicaid funds. The legislation would not relate to the treatment of any complication caused by or worsened by an abortion, nor to the treatment of abortions in the case of rape, incest, or preserving the life of the mother. This bill would continue to prohibit the Federal government from paying for affected procedures with the taxes of Americans who find abortion morally or religiously objectionable.
If the President were presented with H.R. 7 in its present form, he would sign the bill.

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