No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015by Representative Nita M. Lowey
Posted on 2015-01-22
LOWEY. I thank the distinguished ranking member.
Madam Speaker, I am totally puzzled. I came to the floor thinking that we were going to be focused on creating jobs, putting people to work, helping our young people go to college, and reducing student loan debts. Where is the regular procedure that my friends on the other side of the aisle were going to bring to the House? Where did this bill come from? Did it come from the committee process? No.
Let me make this very, very clear. I knew Henry Hyde. I worked with Henry Hyde. The Hyde amendment is the law of the land. There is no public money for abortion.
This is a radical bill that restricts women paying for private insurance with their own dollars. Millions of women would lose comprehensive health care. I just don't understand it.
As an appropriator, we still have not brought the Homeland Security bill to the floor. As a resident of New York, I am concerned by possible attacks.
Let's do our work. Let's move on.
The SPEAKER pro tempore. The time of the gentlewoman has expired.