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Latta seeks to ban fed abortion funding

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) joined his House colleagues this week in passing H.R. 7, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure” Act. The legislation, of which the congressman is a co-sponsor, would establish a permanent, government-wide prohibition on taxpayer subsidies for abortion except when the life of the mother is in danger, or when the pregnancy is the result of incest or rape. It would also prevent taxpayer dollars from being used to subsidize health care plans that cover abortion under Obamacare and would require insurance providers to prominently disclose whether or not a health care plan covers abortion on the exchange.

“The President repeatedly told the American people that no taxpayer dollars would be used to fund abortions under Obamacare,” said Congressman Latta. “However, like many of the promises he made regarding his signature law, this was not true. Yesterday, the House took action to hold the Administration accountable by preventing scarce taxpayer dollars to be used to fund abortions in Obamacare insurance plans.”

Current policies prohibiting federal funding of abortions, such as the Hyde Amendment, are not permanent and only pertain to a limited group of federal funds.  H.R. 7 will help protect the conscience rights and religious liberties of Americans by ensuring that no taxpayer dollars are ever used to cover abortion on demand.

POSTED: 01/30/14 at 6:03 am. FILED UNDER: News