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No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

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H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act, Passes House

H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act, passed the House on January 28, 2014, by a vote of 227 - 188.

The bill is nearly identical to language that has passed both the House and Senate dozens of times and has been supported by both pro-choice and pro-life legislators on both sides of the aisle. H.R. 7 would prohibit federal funding of abortion except for the cases of rape, incest, or life of the mother. H.R. 7 does not prohibit abortion nor does it prohibit health insurance plans from covering abortion. It simply clarifies that no federal funds will be used to pay for abortion.

We appreciate and thank the following Democratic Representatives for their vote: Reps. Cuellar, Lipinski, Matheson, McIntyre, Peterson and Rahall.

DFLA Press Release on H.R. 7

The Pro-Life Case for Ending the Shutdown

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THE PRO-LIFE CASE FOR ENDING THE SHUTDOWN

October 7, 2013

“As individuals who support and endorse a whole life philosophy, we strongly urge the Republicans in the House - particularly those who share our commitment to the unborn – to end the budget showdown over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and work toward a budget that protects the sanctity of life at all levels.

Democrats for Life of America applauds the implementation of the (ACA).  Under the ACA, people with debilitating diseases—once considered uninsurable due to pre-existing conditions—can now receive life-saving health coverage.  Pregnant women are receiving essential care. And those who could not afford insurance are now eligible for preventive care that once was out of reach.

At the same time, we must point out that the ongoing shutdown of the federal government deprives many pregnant women of the WIC vouchers that ensure they get enough milk, protein, vegetables, and fruit to ensure the health of their unborn children.  And cancer patients—many of whom are children—have been blocked from receiving time-sensitive and potentially life-saving care at National Institutes of Health facilities.

DFLA Mission Statement

Democrats For Life of America advocates and supports programs and policies that respect and promote life from conception to natural death. This includes, but is not limited to, opposition to abortion, capital punishment, and euthanasia.  Learn more...