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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

Measure Steers Women to Clinics

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Pro-life Democrats enthusiastically greeted the many progressive components in the Women's Equality Act described by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his State of the State address, in areas such as family status discrimination, workplace sexual harassment and human trafficking. We were dismayed, however, at his inclusion of extremist measures that would promote abortion while repealing some existing protections for pregnant women.

Day OP/ED In New York Daily News

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In case you missed this yesterday, Kristen Day's opinion piece was published in the New York Daily News   You can read the entire article here.  DFLA continues to focus on the importance of helping and supporting pregnant women - not expanding unsafe abortion.

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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...