Wicker to Introduce Legislation to Prohibit Taxpayer Funding of Abortions

Bill Would Make Restrictions on Public Funding of Abortions Permanent

May 4, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) announced plans to introduce companion legislation in the Senate ensuring that American taxpayers are not involved in funding the destruction of innocent human life through abortion.  Earlier today, Wicker applauded House passage of a bill to restrict the public funding of abortions. The House approved the ban, H.R. 3, by a vote of 251 – 175.

“For three decades, Congress has enacted annual provisions in appropriations bills to make certain American taxpayers are not funding abortions, but it is time for a single, government-wide prohibition on abortion funding,” Wicker said. “This legislation would establish a comprehensive policy prohibiting public funding for abortion in all federal programs. Americans overwhelmingly agree that tax dollars should not be used to support abortion providers. I will continue to advocate legislation that honors and protects human life.”

This comprehensive approach will eliminate the need for separate abortion funding policies and ensure that no federal program is exempt from this prohibition.  The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act will ensure once-and-for-all that no taxpayer dollars are used to fund abortions.  This legislation is simple and straightforward and would to establish in law what most Americans believe – taxpayer dollars should not be used for abortion.

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