A week after the 41st March for Life, Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-2) and the House of Representatives voted Tuesday to pass the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7) by a vote of 227 to 188. H.R. 7 makes the long standing Hyde Amendment, which only bars taxpayer funding for abortion in annual spending bills, permanent law.
Wenstrup, a lifelong physician who voted for the bill, remarked, “I’m proud that the people’s House is standing strong for life. President Obama’s health care law created new paths for taxpayer dollars to fund abortions, and this bill would once and for all end that practice. ”
Wenstrup, who represents Eastern Cincinnati and southern Ohio, notes the legislation also prohibits any government subsidized health care plans under the new Obamacare exchanges from funding elective abortions. H.R. 7 next heads to the Senate.