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Fact Sheet: “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act”


 

What is the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act?

The "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion" is a current bill in Congress that would keep federal funds from paying for abortions. It would codify the Hyde Amendment. The Hyde Amendment prevents federal taxpayer funds from funding abortions. The Hyde amendment is not permanent law, but rather, Congress has passed it every year since its introduction in 1976. Since 1976, however, different Congresses have changed the Hyde amendment to suit their own political ends.

The current bill would make the Hyde amendment permanent law.

You can read an official summary of the bill by the Congressional Research Service here:

 

What about non-federal funds?

The  proposed bill would not apply to any "individual, entity or State or locality." It would apply to the District of Columbia. 

 

What about rape, incest, and the life of the mother?

The bill provides exceptions if the pregnancy is, "the result of an act of rape or incest; or in the case where a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injurty, or physical illness that would, as certified by a physician, place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed."

 

Other names of the bill: 

Short Title as passed in the House: "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2014."

H.R. 7: House Resolution 7

Short Title as introduced in the Senate: "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act"

S. 946: Senate Bill 946

You can read the full text of H.R. 7,  as passed by the House of Representatives, here:

 

 

 

 

 

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