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.”