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  • No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015

    by Representative Marsha Blackburn

    Posted on 2015-01-22

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    BLACKBURN. I want to thank the gentlewoman from North Carolina for her diligence and efforts on this issue.

    Madam Speaker, I think we all are pleased to have so many of our constituents in town today who are supporting life and supporting that concept of life, liberty, and freedom.

    It is such an honor today to come to the floor and talk about an issue that 68 percent of the American people agree on. Listening to my colleagues talking about how this is partisan and just for our base, I am glad that they think 68 percent of the American people are our base--because they do agree with us. Seventy-one percent of millennials agree with us on this issue. And the issue is simply this: there should not be taxpayer dollars used to pay for abortions.

    The gentleman from New Jersey (Mr. Smith) has done a tremendous amount of work on this bill. I thank him for his diligence, his attention, and for working to get H.R. 7 in the right form, ready to move forward and to bring this issue into the light.

    We have got three things we want to focus on in this bill. Number one, there is enormous bipartisan support--I would say near unanimous bipartisan support--for the Hyde amendment language. Title I of this bill is going to make that permanent.

    Madam Speaker, what that means is no longer do we have to revote this over and over and over. The Hyde amendment language will be the applied standard.

    Title II of this bill will apply that to ObamaCare.

    The SPEAKER pro tempore. The time of the gentlewoman has expired.

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