House Stands For Life, Passes “No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act”

Last week, Majority Leader Eric Cantor told activists at the annual March for Life in Washington D.C. that the House of Representatives would vote to end tax payer funding for abortions.

Today the House acted and passed H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, with a vote of 227 – 188.

The Act would codify the Hyde Amendment to Obamacare, ensuring that President Obama can keep his promise in March 2010 that “The Act [ObamaCare] maintains current Hyde Amendment restrictions governing abortion policy and extends those restrictions to the newly created health insurance exchanges.” Oh, wait, he’s already promised to veto it.

Well, at least you can keep your insurance if you like it, right?

In a statement released shortly after the vote, Cantor said:

“I am pleased that the House has passed H.R. 7 as we stand firm in our efforts to ensure that the American people’s tax dollars will not be used to fund the practice of abortion. I thank Congressman Chris Smith for his work on this bipartisan bill that respects the morals and views of millions of Americans and ultimately saves lives. As the House continues its work to make sure that the sanctity of life is upheld in the law of the land, it is my hope that the Senate will join us in this worthy effort.”


3 thoughts on “House Stands For Life, Passes “No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act”

  1. Warren, I understand but isn’t nice that the House voted for it. Now if we can convince them to stand up for traditional marriage between one man and one woman.

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