Action Alert: Urge House to vote “yes” on H.R. 7
Today, January 28, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7). This bipartisan legislation is necessary to prevent taxpayer dollars from funding elective abortions, including through the health insurance exchange created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
For nearly four decades, beginning shortly after the advent of abortion on demand in 1973, the U.S. Congress has cooperated across party lines to prevent taxpayer dollars from funding elective abortions. But those efforts, most notably through what is known as the Hyde Amendment, have always been temporary, subject to renewal by Congress on an annual basis. Further, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act has now formally opened the door for tax dollars to fund elective abortions. In order to stop this adverse trend, H.R. 7 seeks to
- establish a permanent, government-wide prohibition on elective abortion funding;
- prevent taxpayer dollars from funding abortion through ACA insurance plans beginning in 2015 (funding already exists in current insurance plans); and
- include the Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, which requires transparency so that citizens enrolled in health insurance exchanges created by the ACA will easily know if they are participating in plans that pay for elective abortions.
Please join us in protecting vulnerable, unborn babies by encouraging Congress to, once and for all, permanently prevent tax dollars from funding abortion and apply it to every federal agency.
If you agree, please contact your representative and urge him or her to vote “yes” on the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7). You can reach your representative through the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224 3121 or locate him or her here.
Thank you for joining the ERLC in promoting a prolife culture and protecting the conscience of millions of prolife Americans.
Russell D. Moore