The U.S. House Judiciary Committee passed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7) earlier today.

The bill codifies the principles of the Hyde Amendment (which prohibits public funding of abortion) by taking steps to ensure public tax dollars are not used to subsidize abortions, and it protects healthcare workers and facilities who refuse to do abortions from discrimination.

Watch the video below to see the bill’s sponsor, Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ), explain the measure.

We will keep you posted as the measure comes up for a vote before the full U.S. House of Representatives.