January 24, 2017
How Did Your US Rep Vote on Defunding Abortion?
Late this afternoon the US House voted 238 to 183 (with 11 not voting) to make the Hyde Amendment permanent. To this point the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal money (taxpayer dollars) from being used to fund abortions through Medicaid, had to be renewed each year.
The bill making the Hyde Amendment permanent (HR 7) also removes abortion funding from Obamacare while repeal and replace is being considered.
Democrats in the House are in an uproar claiming this, as well as President Trump’s reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy which prohibits tax dollars from going to organizations that fund abortions overseas, will be the apocalypse of women and “denies life-saving healthcare to women around the world.”
President Trump has said he will sign the bill into law when it reaches his desk.
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