Fake News: House Republicans Vote to Make Abortion Unaffordable for Millions of Women

Trump mexico city policy Twice, the House passed legislation banning the use of federal funds to pay for abortions, or to subsidize them through Obamacare and private insurance.

The vote comes just three days after the highly publicized and emotionally charged women’s rights march following the inauguration of President Trump.

This legislation would represent making the Hyde Amendment permanent. The Hyde Amendment is an appropriations rider that’s been extended every year since 1976.

Though it is likely this legislation will cede to a Democratic filibuster in the Senate, just as it did in 2013 and 2015, there was a time that many Democrats did support the Hyde Amendment, even as they believed and supported abortion as a constitutional right – so it’s difficult to say how this one will turn out. I do expect this time to be different from the back-and-forth we’ve grown accustomed to.

Some are calling this a GOP warning shot indicating that they do intend to make abortion illegal after they it unaffordable for millions of women who rely on the government for insurance, both provided and subsidized to meet their health care needs.

At least that’s how the news is portraying recent government moves with regards to abortion.

The truth?

Abortion, when it comes to rape, incest and the life of the mother will always, ALWAYS be recognized as a “medical need.” However, the days of taxpayers being burdened with the expense of covering reckless behavior and funding abortion as a means of contraception are over.

According to a new Marist Poll released Jan. 23: 74 percent of all Americans – including 54 percent of those who identify as pro-choice – are in favor of “significant restrictions” on abortion. 

Americans overwhelmingly oppose using tax dollars to fund abortions both abroad (83%) and in the U.S. (61%)

My big question is: What is wrong with people owning their OWN actions, suffering their OWN consequences and paying their OWN price?

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