WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) today commended the 238 members of the U.S. House of Representatives who voted to pass the landmark No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7), but directed sharp criticism at the 183 House members who voted against the bill. The White House issued a statement, in …Continue reading "National Right to Life applauds U.S. House Vote to enact permanent, government-wide Hyde Amendment"
Editor’s note. The following is National Right to Life’s response to this morning’s U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell. “Federal taxpayer subsidies are helping pay for over 1,000 health plans that cover abortion on demand, and today’s Supreme Court decision underscores that only Congress can put a stop to that,” said Carol Tobias, …Continue reading "Supreme Court Decision Underscores Need for No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act"
By Chris Smith (R-NJ) Editor’s note. The following was in response to a misguided Washington Post “fact checker” which ran under the headline “Does Obamacare provide federal subsidies for elective abortions?” Congresswoman Virginia Foxx and I were on absolute bedrock when we argued last week during the House floor debate in favor of the …Continue reading "When fact checkers take sides"
WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) today commended the 227 members of the U.S. House of Representatives who voted to pass the landmark No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7), but directed sharp criticism at the 188 House members who voted against the bill, and at President Obama, whose White …Continue reading "National Right to Life Applauds U.S. House Vote to End Abortion Subsidies Under Obamacare and Enact Permanent, Government-Wide Hyde Amendment"
By Dave Andrusko Hmmm, let’s see. Sun rises in the east; winter colder than summer; Washington, DC is closer to Baltimore, Maryland than to Hong Kong—certainties whose givenness is rivaled only by the sure knowledge that President Obama would threaten to veto H. R. 7—the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act set to be …Continue reading "Pro-abortion President Obama threatens to veto H.R. 7"
By Susan T. Muskett, J.D., Senior Legislative Counsel WASHINGTON (January 16, 2014) – Yesterday, the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives approved NRLC-backed legislation to permanently prohibit subsidies for abortion in federally funded health programs. The committee approved the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, H.R. 7, by a vote of 22-12. …Continue reading "U.S. House Judiciary Committee Advances Abortion Funding Ban"
By Susan T. Muskett, J.D., Senior Legislative Counsel Tomorrow, January 15, the U.S House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee will take up and vote on H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. This legislation is strongly supported by the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC). HR. 7 would permanently prohibit subsidies for abortion …Continue reading "Congressional Committee to Take Up Abortion Funding Ban Wednesday"
By Susan T. Muskett, J.D., Senior Legislative Counsel Today, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice received key testimony in support of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7), legislation introduced by Congressmen Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Dan Lipinski (D-Il.). H.R. 7 would permanently prohibit subsidies for abortion …Continue reading "Key Testimony Presented on Need for Abortion Funding Ban"
WASHINGTON, DC – Today U.S. Reps. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), co-chairs of the Bipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, and U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), announced the introduction of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. The legislation, which has been introduced as H.R. 7 in the House and S. 946 in the Senate, …Continue reading "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act Introduced in House, Senate"
By Dave Andrusko It only seems right. As long as the “mainstream media” keeps lamenting/bashing/caricaturing H.R.3—the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Act”—we will keep trying to clear away the rhetorical underbrush. Yesterday’s New York Times editorial, “New Attacks on Women’s Rights,” is typical. H.R. 3 really isn’t what its authors say it’s is—cutting off the …Continue reading "No Matter What Pro-abortionists Say, this is what the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Act” Means"
By Dave Andrusko On Wednesday, immediately after the House passed the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” I wrote a piece congratulating the 251 members who voted in favor of what is landmark legislation (www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2011/05/congratulations-to-251-members-of-the-house-of-representatives/). I mentioned almost in passing a column that had appeared that day in the influential publication, The Hill. “Time to …Continue reading "Pro-abortionists Offer Disingenuous Criticism of the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act”"
By Dave Andrusko This is Politics 101 but worth thinking about for a few minutes. Why introduce legislation that while it may pass in one house—or even both houses—of Congress if the Abortion Establishment has President Barack Obama’s veto as a backstop? I was reminded of this perennial question by a column that appears in …Continue reading "Pro-lifers are “Nothing if not Persistent”"