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

    by Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton

    Posted on 2015-01-22

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    NORTON. Madam Speaker, I thank the gentlewoman from Colorado.



    Is there any way to make an anti-women, anti-health, anti-choice bill worse? Sure there is. Add a provision that keeps a local jurisdiction-- the District of Columbia--from spending its own local funds on abortion services for poor women, exactly as 17 States of the Union do. Americans will ask: How on Earth can you do that in this country? Laughably--by declaring the District of Columbia government to be a virtual Federal agency.

    This bill hurts millions of women across the country who have a constitutional right to make choices about [[Page H506]] their own health. It compounds that discrimination by violating the oldest American principle--local control of local funds.

    The Senate has repeatedly rejected this bill, and I expect them to have the good sense to repeat that rejection.

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