Gotta love this new Republican-run House of Representatives, boy howdy. They sure know what this country needs.
Their first two courses of action this session? Voting to repeal a law which allowed for prenatal care and costless birth control, and introducing a bill called the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.
We won't front. What critics are calling "Obamacare" isn't perfect. We're just shocked that these normally money-minded politicians seem to think the moral ramifications of funding contraceptives and abortions trump the cost of young underprivileged women getting pregnant unintentionally and being forced to take care of the baby. Or is it just their money they're worried about?
In any case, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act wouldn’t change the fact that federal funding for abortion was already banned by the Hyde Amendment. It would just make it a little more permanent.
Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL, had this to say on the matter: “These anti-choice politicians are out of touch with Americans’ values and priorities. These same lawmakers voted to repeal a health-care law that provides prenatal care and the promise of no-cost birth control to women. Now, they want to make it even harder for women to purchase private health insurance that includes abortion coverage with their own money. Their hypocrisy is astounding. It seems that they’re fine with government intrusion, as long as it involves interfering in women’s personal, private decisions.”