FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2017
Life Issues Institute president praises U.S. House action on No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7)
Cincinnati, Ohio _ Life Issues Institute President Bradley Mattes today praised U.S. House of Representatives approval of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7).
“Whether or not Americans oppose abortion, a clear majority of them oppose using their tax dollars to support the abortion industry, so Congress must act now to make the Hyde Amendment permanent. It’s what the citizens of our nation expect,” Mattes said.
The Hyde Amendment is wording routinely attached to appropriations bills since 1976 to prohibit the use of certain federal funds to pay for abortion.
H.R. 7 seeks to do three things:
- Makes the Hyde Amendment and other current abortion funding prohibitions permanent and government-wide;
- Ensures that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) faithfully conforms to the Hyde Amendment while Congress works to repeal and replace the ACA;
- Until a new insurance plan year begins, the bill ensures full disclosure, transparency and the prominent display of the extent to which any health insurance plan on the exchange funds abortion.
Founded in 1991 by Mattes and J.C. Willke, MD, Life Issues Institute is dedicated to changing hearts and minds of millions of people through education. Organizations and individuals around the world depend upon Life Issues Institute to provide the latest information and effective tools to protect innocent human life from womb to tomb.