Grothman Prevents Taxpayer Funding of Abortions

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Washington, January 24, 2017 | Bernadette Green ((202) 225-2476) | comments

Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today voted in favor of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act (H.R. 7).

Currently, the Hyde Amendment is in place to prevent tax-payer dollars from being used for abortions in certain government programs like Medicaid. However, the Hyde Amendment only protects against certain funds from being used to cover abortions and must be renewed every year.

H.R. 7 makes the Hyde Amendment permanent and places a government-wide ban on taxpayer funding for abortion. It also works to ensure that the Affordable Care Act adheres to the Hyde Amendment – something it currently does not have to do -- as Congress works to repeal and replace the healthcare law.

“President Trump’s first week in office has been a victory for the pro-life movement,” said Grothman. “Earlier this week, the president reinstated the Mexico City Policy to prevent U.S. taxpayer dollars from funding abortions in other countries. I’m glad President Trump was ready to go with this executive action the same week as the March for Life, and it just reaffirms his fitness for office to those who voted for him in November.

“With our vote today in Congress, we’re one step closer to preventing taxpayers from having to foot the bill for Obamacare plans that cover abortions. We’re working to shift the focus of women’s healthcare away from abortion and towards medical care that protects both women and unborn children – work that will continue as Congress plans to defund Planned Parenthood later this session.”

Grothman is a co-sponsor of H.R. 7.

The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 238-183.

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U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman is serving his second term representing Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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