This week Arkansas’ U.S. Senator Tom Cotton joined 34 other members of the United States Senate in co-sponsoring a measure that would permanently ban taxpayer funding of abortion in America.
The proposed bill, S. 109, says:
No funds authorized or appropriated by Federal law, and none of the funds in any trust fund to which funds are authorized or appropriated by Federal law, shall be expended for any abortion.
The measure contains exceptions for rape, incest, and to save the life of the mother.
It also requires Obamacare insurers to disclose whether or not a health insurance plan pays for abortion.
As we have written before, the United States has some of the most lax laws of any country on earth when it comes to abortion, and the federal government has continued to pour taxpayer money into abortion providers like Planned Parenthood. S. 109 could finally help prevent taxpayers from being forced to subsidize abortion.
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.