… tomorrow in the House with the bipartisan (thanks to Illinois Democrat Dan Lipinski) introduction of H.R. 3, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” and the “Protect Life Act.”
The former will put to an end the annual fight over various separate abortion-funding prohibitions here and there in appropriations negotiations. It will be a universal, permanent ban on federal taxpayer funding of abortion. Contrary to popular myth, no such comprehensive prohibition currently exists.
The “Protect Life Act” is a fix to the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” adding a prohibition on abortion funding to it. As you’ve heard here, no such prohibition currently exists in the law. As Rahm Emanuel of all people pointed out earlier this week.
As the current Speaker, John Boehner, said in June, to the National Right to Life Committee: “It’s time for Washington to stop defying the will of the American people on this critical, common-sense issue.”