Last week we joined more than 80 pro-life organizations in signing a letter urging Congress to keep funding for abortion providers out of the American Health Care Act, the new healthcare law up for consideration.
The letter reads in part,
The “American Health Care Act” protects life in two ways. First, it includes language similar to the Hyde amendment that ensures abortion is not paid for or incentivized through the federal healthcare programs created in the Obamacare replacement, including tax credits for health insurance. Second if enacted, it would, for the first time, cut off federal Medicaid funding for certain abortion providers. Both of these pro-life policies are essential to the bill, and must be retained all the way to final passage.
Most Americans believe abortion ought to be illegal in some or all circumstances. No one should be forced to subsidize abortion or abortion providers with their tax dollars.
Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.