No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2014by Representative Judy Chu
Posted on 2014-01-28
CHU. Madam Speaker, new year, new Congress, but the same old
political tricks. H.R. 7, the so-called No Taxpayer Funding for
Abortion Act, will not do anything further to stop tax dollars from
funding abortions because tax dollars are already restricted from
funding abortion and have been ever since the Hyde amendment was
introduced in 1976.
As one of the five female members on the Judiciary Committee, I strongly oppose this bill that will undermine women from using their own private funds to buy their own private insurance for health coverage. This is a ploy to drive out abortion coverage in the private market. Millions of women who purchase health insurance in the private market will lose access to comprehensive health insurance.
It is time to end these games once and for all. Decisions about a woman's reproductive health belong between that woman and the doctor she trusts, not with politicians who would interfere with a woman's private decision.