Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hartzler votes to ban taxpayer funding of abortion

(From Fourth District Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), Chairwoman of the House Values Action team, voted Tuesday in favor of H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017, a bill she is an original co-sponsor of, to stop taxpayer dollars from funding abortions.

“Taxpayers should not have to fund abortions,” Hartzler said. “It’s that simple. For four decades Congress has taken care to include the Hyde Amendment in its appropriations and funding measures to prevent taxpayer dollars from going toward an abortion. This legislation codifies that provision, adding certainty and uniformity.”

The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act stipulates that federal funds cannot be used to pay for abortions or to purchase insurance plans covering abortion. The restrictions imposed by the bill would not apply, however, if the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest or if the mother is in danger of death. Further, the measure would allow providers to offer insurance plans that cover abortion and would allow consumers to use private dollars to purchase separate plans.

“We should invest in women’s healthcare, not abortion,” Hartzler continued. “We should save lives, not take them. This bill protects life – of the unborn as well as the mother – while ensuring the majority of Americans who are morally opposed to their tax dollars going towards abortion are not footing the bill.”

Hartzler spoke on the House floor in support of the bill. You can watch her remarks here.

H.R 7 passed the House by a vote of 238-183, and now goes to the Senate for consideration.


Harvey Hutchinson said...

Well said Congress Lady Hartzler!!
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Anonymous said...

Harvey, there is no taxpayer funding of abortions... The Hyde Amendment does not allow it, Period!!! Vicky Hartzler voted to strip funding for women's health care around the world and here at home. Her vote will cause the needless deaths of thousands of individuals who will die from unplanned pregnancies, HIV and Zika. Her press release is a piece of fluff that is a smoke screen for how her vote will affect thousands of people in real life. Women are not going sit by and watch misguided elected officials try to turn the clock back by 50 years. Women are not going back so you better buckle up buttercup.