H.R.3 - No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

To prohibit taxpayer funded abortions and to provide for conscience protections, and for other purposes. view all titles (4)

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  • Short: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act as introduced.
  • Official: To prohibit taxpayer funded abortions and to provide for conscience protections, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act as reported to house.
  • Short: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act as passed house.

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phorv2 07/28/2012 4:03am

If a woman has committed to the decision to get an abortion she should be able to. If a doctor decides to set up a clinic to perform abortions and has the finances to set one up he/she has that right. However, taxpayer dollars should not fund her abortion nor should taxpayer dollars support the clinic. If the abortion clinic can survive in the marketplace. In that way it becomes a more local issue, one between the woman and her family and the doctor rather than the whole nation.

inghammoms 03/10/2012 3:14pm
in reply to prbroste Feb 02, 2011 12:51am

You are so full of crap – just regurgitating the Democrat “war on women” propaganda. I’ve read the bill. It does not redefine rape. It allows raped women to have their abortions covered. The only references to rape are in section 308 & 201 . If you have too much trouble reading, just search “rape” or “force” – http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112hr3eh/pdf/BILLS-112hr3eh.pdf (Sorry, I just can’t stand political rhetoric and how it makes people crazy with stoopid – and politicians rich.)

universou 03/03/2012 12:53pm
in reply to ks924 Jun 07, 2011 8:26pm

Hey punk ass jerk. Why is it that the wackos that claim to be fighting for life and GOD are always the first ones to attack? Killing doctors, persecuting women and condemning everyone to hell. Your actions are why so many people are leaving the church, not to mention all the sexual abuse our children have had to go through. History will show your primitive ideology as exactly that, primitive.

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TrixieTrueheart 02/10/2012 11:51am
in reply to fakk2 Jan 28, 2011 4:13pm

Federal funds aren’t being used for abortions and haven’t been in over 30 years. This bill is pointless.

Shoachi 02/10/2012 10:58am

I looked up who got paid money on this. Why in the world are our congress men and women getting money for their vote? We the people already pay them with our taxes so why in the world are they getting money from business? They are suppose to work for us. Disgraceful on all parties.

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Vanessa4theunborn 11/26/2011 4:31am

98% of abortions are done on perfectly healthy babies and mothers. Most of these are coerced by others and not necessarily the choice of the mother. Less than 1% are due to rape or incest, and even then, this violent crimen goes unpunished becuase the only evidence, the child, is gotten rid of.

If I dont have a say when my money is being spent on abortion then I shouldnt have to pay.

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allyReport101 11/07/2011 5:16am

The issue hear is not whether abortion is right or wrong, the issue is; Should stolen money be used to kill the unborn>? Im an atheist, but I respect everyone’s right to believe in what ever they want to, our christian neighbors believe abortion is murdering a unborn child, by not supporting this bill you are affectively telling these people, money they earned will be taken by force and used to fund what is to them a mortal sin_ I do not advocate governmental violence against those that wish to abort their own children, but I do ask for you to pay for it yourself, stop advocating violence against me to pay for your mistakes_

kennijudd 09/15/2011 7:40pm
in reply to jegan May 04, 2011 11:27pm

We already have that law, it’s called the Hyde Amendment. This one goes much further and will have expensive consequences.

kennijudd 09/15/2011 7:36pm
in reply to WritingRider May 06, 2011 9:01pm

Because this bill does far more than eliminate what little taxpayer funding there ever was for abortion (under the Hyde Amendment, it was already limited to rape, incest and life of the mother — no “convenience” abortions). As a practical matter, it eliminates insurance coverage for abortions — even insurance paid for by the policyholder, on the pretext that because a portion of health insurance premiums are tax-deductible, that amounts to taxpayer funding for abortion.

The “forcible rape” language is also problematic. That’s an undefined term in federal law, it has the potential to generate hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer-funded litigation — money I’d rather we put to better use.

LordHornswoggle 08/03/2011 4:14pm

I find abortion reprehensible. That being said, I am firmly pro-choice. The person/people involved made a conscious decision (sans rape or forced conception) to procreate and should deal with the “problem” they made themselves. If having an abortion is morally wrong, from a religious standpoint, then their god/gods will judge them in the end. But I do not feel myself or any other citizen of the US should pay for any others “mistake”. Let them pay for it themselves, or be responsible and raise their child(ren).

willtref2000 07/30/2011 8:16am

Why should I pay for healthcare for military members? I didn’t send them into a war we started. How about Congress pay for their medical care or better yet Haliburtion, whose profit margin was the real reason we went there in the first place. Selective socialism is not the answer – specific free healthcare and bank bailouts are not the answer.

willtref2000 07/30/2011 8:12am

How can anyone lobby for less government interference in our lives, with regards to every situation, and then make an exception when it comes to abortion? We do not handle funding of war with the same moral consideration. I assume the argument is “the taking of a life”, how then do I proclaim myself God in determining whether the life of one individual is more sacred than any other? This is hypocrisy at its finest. I thought conservatives desired less regulation…

rachelnwmn 06/22/2011 12:20am

Defunding clinics that provide safe, affordable abortions to lower-income women does not reduce the amount of abortions performed. It simply reduces the number of SAFE abortions performed.

Morally, I’m against abortion. But I’m also morally against putting hundreds of thousands of American women’s lives at risk because they cannot afford a safe, effective abortion. This isn’t about abortion. This is about women’s health and women’s rights.

sanityscraps 06/08/2011 1:09pm
in reply to Mophatt Feb 01, 2011 5:23am

Okay, no. I’m one for universal health care, which currently is law and is being phased into effect. Abortion is undeniably a form of health care. No one gets one because it’s fun; you get an abortion because you need one. It’s health care, and since UHC is now becoming law, abortion should irrefutably be included with that.

The Hyde Amendment already exists, so that should be enough for you if all you want is “no taxpayer funding for abortions.” But that’s not what you’re doing. What this bill does is redefine rape, make women pay more in taxes, and destroy small businesses. All to save the poor little fetuses.

sanityscraps 06/08/2011 12:42pm

Poor babies don’t want their taxes to pay for something they’re morally against. Guess what? My taxes have paid for multiple wars I never wanted to happen, too. It’s only fair that you holier-than-thou anti-choicers get a turn with this, as well.

I also support universal health coverage. Abortion is a form of health care. The Hyde Amendment already prevents federal money from being spent on abortions, so all this misogynistic piece of legislation serves to do is tell so many women out there, “Nope. Not rape. I get to decide what rape means.” Hyde should be repealed, as it is discriminatory law, but if all you wanted was no federal funding for abortions, it should have been enough for you.

Furthermore, redefining rape? REDEFINING RAPE? This is seriously the most misogynistic thing our Congress has seen in a very, very long time.

ks924 06/07/2011 8:26pm
in reply to AlphaFemale1968 May 06, 2011 1:50am

Is alphafemale another way to spell dyke/degenerate?

ks924 06/07/2011 8:25pm
in reply to lclark61201 Feb 03, 2011 1:43pm

Considering that only liberals, degenerates and otherwise white trash are getting abortions (which I’m all for given that I don’t want filth reproducing to begin with), why the fuck am I still expected to pay for this?

fla5hfire 06/07/2011 12:14pm
in reply to Mophatt Feb 01, 2011 5:23am

It’s interesting to point out that the drop in crime is largely due to the legality and availability of abortions. Young, and unprepared women who are forced to have children usually result in maladjusted children (and in some future time adults). If there is an alternative to this, then it would allow them to postpone child birth to a point when they are ready for children and can provide the care and attention that child would need. The only reason abortion is even an issue is because some religious people object to it, the last I check, that is NOT a reason for making something illegal. I say keep funding it, those mothers who wouldn’t want their children, shouldn’t be forced to have them.

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b58 05/26/2011 9:58am

The thing is this country has gotten so money hungry that it is big money for adoptions that unless you are rich nobody can afford it. Abortion is big money also that doctors don’t mind aborting babies instead of trying to save a life. Politicians like Pelosi even went to talk to the Pope trying to get him to get the Catholics to go along with abortions also. It is like a human life don’t mean anything anymore these days. Those little unborn babies has not done anything to deserve death at the hands of a abortion doctor.

b58 05/26/2011 9:29am

Washington refuses to listen to the people on every issue just like the obamacare. The liberals kept on until they passed it behind closed doors and obama signed it against the will of the people and now it is up to a one man vote in court to keep it. A one man vote is where they get a judge that sees it in their favor to rule on a issue. That way the people don’t have a say in what is passed into law. That is how abortion got passed.

b58 05/26/2011 9:12am

The thing is about abortions is where the government is getting the money to pay for it with. We have Social Security and Medicare and they have dipped into it until they have bankrupt it.They took our money and paying welfare , healthcare,and giving it to illegals and paying for abortions. Washington keeps ponzing our taxpayers money off the same way they did our SS and Medicare money we paid into all our life that they bankrupt it.

kindrapring 05/18/2011 4:43pm
in reply to Constitutionist Feb 16, 2011 2:42pm

Too made none of those abortion pictures depict common abortions – otherwise you would find a lot more than the same 10 that float around. Those all depict late trimester, probably back-alley style abortions, if they’re real at all (a lot of them are 100% fake). They’re fabricated by pro-life nutjobs to try and scare you into thinking it’s this horrible thing because they know they have no LOGIC to back themselves up.


kindrapring 05/18/2011 4:35pm
in reply to mmstahlecker Feb 03, 2011 6:51am

You mean the so-called “illegal activity” that not a single major news network seems to cover? Or the illegal activity that lying Christian groups make up or twist to make Planned Parenthood look evil out of a misguided sense of self-righteousness?

kindrapring 05/18/2011 4:28pm
in reply to fakk2 Jan 28, 2011 4:13pm

Except the bill also imposed penalties against individual companies and small businesses and redefines the definition of rape to a degree.

kindrapring 05/18/2011 4:24pm
in reply to bdg333 Apr 09, 2011 1:36pm

First off, the government isn’t forcing anyone to have an abortion whereas the pro-lifers want to remove the choice altogether.

Second, abstinence only is absolutely still being taught.

Third, abstinence is not the ultimate protection against pregnancy. That’s akin to saying “if you never drive, then you can never get into a car accident”. Sex is necessary to an intimate relationship. Telling people “NO YOU CAN’T HAVE SEX” is just ultra-religious nonsense.

Fourth, it astounds me how illogical this is to begin with. You want to not allow people to have abortions then complain about welfare – even though if more woman GOT abortions we would have FEWER PEOPLE ON WELFARE. It’s also astounding how you talk about the “right to life” but that “right to life” seems to be limited to the right to breath – after that you don’t seem to care and don’t want to give people support to actually live life.

xcrissxcrossx 05/09/2011 7:25pm

This bill, while stopping abortions, will also be used as a loophole to restrict or slow down medical care for the poor. It is sad that the GOP tries to call the democrats “socialist” while trying to pass bills like this.

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