LLPH urges all members of the House of Representatives to vote YES on H.R. 7 (The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act). This bill would stop the government funding of abortion coverage. Taxpayers who are pro-life should not be forced to pay for abortions and also with our country in $17 TRILLION debt, why do we continue to pay for abortions?
Heritage Foundation wrote:
“At the federal level, Congress can enact broad protections against taxpayer funding of abortion and abortion coverage. The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7) would assure that no funds authorized or appropriated by federal law could be used to pay for abortion or health benefits plans that cover abortion. Congress could also demand transparency in Obamacare exchange plans.”
LifeSite News wrote:
Introduced May 14, 2013 by Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ, the bill would make numerous changes to federal law, including codifying the annually-approved Hyde Amendment. The Hyde Amendment has prevented federal funding for abortions, except in cases of rape, incest, or threat to the life of the mother, in the United States since 1976.
At last week’s hearing, Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-VA, noted the importance of the Hyde Amendment to life in America. Citing the Congressional Budget Office’s estimate that as many as 675,000 abortions have been prevented every year due to the Hyde Amendment, Goodlatte said: “The policy we are discussing today has likely given America the gift of millions more children…millions more mothers, and millions more fathers, millions more lifetimes, and trillions more loving gestures and other human gifts in all their diverse forms.”
Even if you are not pro-life, you can still support this bill if you understand that our country is in trillions of debt and needs to get back to fiscal sanity. If you are pro-life, you should definitely support this bill.
LLPH urges a YES vote on H.R. 7 and may score this vote in our House scorecard 2014.