The House Of Representatives Has Passed A "No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion" Act

Essentially, this bill, which bars federal funding from going towards abortion has already been in effect for years and is renewed annually, but this year, the Act will also prevent people from getting tax credit for plans covering abortions under the ACA. Find out more here:

Amy Sharpe
Created By Amy Sharpe
On Jan 25, 2017
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Each year, Congress renews legislature that ensures that no federal funding goes toward abortions, but this year, an extra caveat has been added with the "No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion" Act. This new bill, just passed by the House of Representatives but likely to face stronger opposition in the senate, will also bar people from collecting tax credits for insurance plans which cover abortions, specifically plans provided under the Affordable Care Act.

According to Democratic Representative Steve Cohen of Tennessee, essentially this bill would only make it more difficult for low-income women to have access to abortions.

Steve Cohen
This bill is about taking women who can’t afford an abortion, and not allowing them to use taxpayer money to get it.
Steve Cohen, The Globe and Mail, January 24, 2017

Republicans, however, are excited for the new bill, which they believe is a large step away from abortions altogether.

Representative Christopher Smith, R- New Jersey
Pro-life Americans struggle for the day when abortion violence will be replaced by compassion and empathy for women and respect for weak and vulnerable children in the womb.
Representative Christopher Smith, R- New Jersey, The Globe and Mail, January 24, 2017

But now, what we would like to know is...

Do you think women should have access to tax credit for plans which cover abortion under the Affordable Care Act?

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