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H.R.3 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: May 09, 2011 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 40.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Health

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on May 04, 2011, with a roll call of 251 ayes, 175 nays, and 6 not voting.

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  • 34% of users support H.R.3

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This bill would make permanent and expand the Hyde amendment restrictions on the use of federal funds for abortions. It seeks to prohibit even indirect funding streams that may potentially come in contact with abortion services. For example, it would deny tax credits to companies that offer health plans that cover abortions and it would block anybody with insurance that covers abortions from receiving federal subsidies or medical cost tax deductions, even if the abortion portion is paid separately with personal funds. Women who use tax-free Medical Savings Accounts would have to pay taxes on the costs of abortions.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This bill would make permanent and expand the Hyde amendment restrictions on the use of federal funds for abortions. It seeks to prohibit even indirect funding streams that may potentially come in contact with abortion services. For example, it would deny tax credits to companies that offer health plans that cover abortions and it would block anybody with insurance that covers abortions from receiving federal subsidies or medical cost tax deductions, even if the abortion portion is paid separately with personal funds. Women who use tax-free Medical Savings Accounts would have to pay taxes on the costs of abortions.

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    • Family Research Council

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    • National Right to Life Committee

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    • Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles

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    • Concerned Women for America

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    • Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

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    • Human Rights Campaign

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    • NARAL Pro-Choice America

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    • American Medical Student Association

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    • Reproductive Health Technologies Project

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    • American Nurses Association

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    • National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

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    • Service Employees International Union

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    • National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum

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    • National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund

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    • Catholics for Choice

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    • Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health

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    • Children's Defense Fund-NY

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    • Universal Healthcare Action Network

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    • Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute

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    • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

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    • United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On February 01, 2011, by Mophatt - Very true. Since they are personal matters they should stay personal matters and tax payers shouldn't be responsible for paying for their abortion.

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      As noted by Mophatt, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 01, 2011, "Very true. Since they are personal matters they should stay personal matters and tax payers shouldn't be responsible for paying for their abortion."
    • On January 29, 2011, by operakitty - Wow. So many terrible analogies and logical fallacies in this comment that I can't decide where to begin. "Since when is the life of a helpless baby a woman's personal matter?" Since the woman's body is the one bearing the physical burden of carrying it. "Taking that human being and labeling him as a personal matter of someone else is just like what went on with slavery." I have no words for how ridiculous this statement is so I'll just skip ahead to this: How is forcing a woman to give birth against her will because of the fetus in her body any better? You're essentially making her property of the government. "Some may deny the fact that a fetus is actually a person, but on what grounds? The fetus possesses its own DNA." A snail possesses DNA. A snail is most definitely not a person. Thanks for playing, try again.

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      As noted by operakitty, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 29, 2011, "Wow. So many terrible analogies and logical fallacies in this comment that I can't decide where to begin. "Since when is the life of a helpless baby a woman's personal matter?" Since the woman's body is the one bearing the physical burden of carrying it. "Taking that human being and labeling him as a personal matter of someone else is just like what went on with slavery." I have no words for how ridiculous this statement is so I'll just skip ahead to this: How is forcing a woman to give birth against her will because of the fetus in her body any better? You're essentially making her property of the government. "Some may deny the fact that a fetus is actually a person, but on what grounds? The fetus possesses its own DNA." A snail possesses DNA. A snail is most definitely not a person. Thanks for playing, try again."
    • On January 28, 2011, by MichaelDSP - Ridiculous!! When will the GOP stop trying to pry into women's personal matters?

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      As noted by MichaelDSP, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 28, 2011, "Ridiculous!! When will the GOP stop trying to pry into women's personal matters?"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Oh, those little women in the manufacturing sector? | Desert Beacon - June 06, 2012 by desertbeacon - Return with us now to H.R. 3, introduced on January 20, 2011, sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) which, “Prohibits federal funds from being used for any health benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion.

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      As noted by desertbeacon on June 06, 2012, "Return with us now to H.R. 3, introduced on January 20, 2011, sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) which, “Prohibits federal funds from being used for any health benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion." (/url?q=http://desertbeacon.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/oh-those-little-women-in-the-manufacturing-sector/&sa=U&ei=KqHPT-uEC-SI2gXuw93EDA&ved=0CDoQmAEwBA&usg=AFQjCNEoVcoJnh5wgZnOSE7CZOwkWmqadw)
    • DWS: Republicans want to redefine rape, you know « Hot Air - May 03, 2012 by Ed Morrissey - Debbie Wasserman-Schultz claims Republicans want to redefine rape because of Democrat co-sponsored H.R. 3 bill : Fire Andrea Mitchell! 22% Thursday… | Palin4America · DWS Strikes Again « Completely Biased Fact of ...

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      As noted by Ed Morrissey on May 03, 2012, "Debbie Wasserman-Schultz claims Republicans want to redefine rape because of Democrat co-sponsored H.R. 3 bill : Fire Andrea Mitchell! 22% Thursday… | Palin4America · DWS Strikes Again « Completely Biased Fact of ..." (/url?q=http://hotair.com/archives/2012/05/02/dws-republicans-want-to-redefine-rape-you-know/&sa=U&ei=kaSqT6n3COLm2gXChr2mAg&ved=0CEkQmAEwBw&usg=AFQjCNH-ryxRA_0EMlVcf0OubY5j4MfxGQ)
    • DWS: Republicans want to redefine rape, you know « Hot Air - May 03, 2012 by Ed Morrissey - Debbie Wasserman-Schultz claims Republicans want to redefine rape because of Democrat co-sponsored H.R. 3 bill : Fire Andrea Mitchell! 22% Thursday… | Palin4America · DWS Strikes Again « Completely Biased Fact of ...

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      As noted by Ed Morrissey on May 03, 2012, "Debbie Wasserman-Schultz claims Republicans want to redefine rape because of Democrat co-sponsored H.R. 3 bill : Fire Andrea Mitchell! 22% Thursday… | Palin4America · DWS Strikes Again « Completely Biased Fact of ..." (/url?q=http://hotair.com/archives/2012/05/02/dws-republicans-want-to-redefine-rape-you-know/&sa=U&ei=OlCqT8_dEcPW2AXWstWmAg&ved=0CEQQmAEwBg&usg=AFQjCNGAQVpHC_AZwk-cAKUEfQnn5D0WSQ)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Enough With the Rape Gaffes - August 29, 2012 by In These Times - The real topic of discussion, for all three of these men, was not rape; it was abortion, and specifically why they didn't think people should be able to choose it. These are the weeks of “legitimate rape.” Missouri Representative Todd Akin's August 19

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      As noted by In These Times on August 29, 2012, "The real topic of discussion, for all three of these men, was not rape; it was abortion, and specifically why they didn't think people should be able to choose it. These are the weeks of “legitimate rape.” Missouri Representative Todd Akin's August 19 " (http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/InTheseTimes/~3/_CyD3V2CV3g/)
    • Democrats Move Forward With Ad Campaign to Tie House Republicans to Todd Akin - August 27, 2012 by Gateway Pundit - I’ve asked half a dozen people what THEY think about the Akin affair, and guess what? With the exception of one hard core liberal, and one hard core Republican, nobody else I asked knows anything about it. In my opinion, everyone is making a mountain out

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      As noted by Gateway Pundit on August 27, 2012, "I’ve asked half a dozen people what THEY think about the Akin affair, and guess what? With the exception of one hard core liberal, and one hard core Republican, nobody else I asked knows anything about it. In my opinion, everyone is making a mountain out" (http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/08/democrats-move-forward-with-campaign-to-tie-todd-akin-to-house-republicans/)
    • Hayley Rose Horzepa: Todd Akin's Irresponsibility Outweighs His Arrogance - August 24, 2012 by The Huffington Post - Yesterday, I participated in a discussion on "BBC WHYS" called "WHYS 60: Survivors of rape have their say." The discussion included five other rape survivors and the input from a group of survivors was extremely thought provoking. Though many of us were

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      As noted by The Huffington Post on August 24, 2012, "Yesterday, I participated in a discussion on "BBC WHYS" called "WHYS 60: Survivors of rape have their say." The discussion included five other rape survivors and the input from a group of survivors was extremely thought provoking. Though many of us were " (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hayley-rose-horzepa/todd-akins-irresponsibili_b_1825738.html?utm_hp_ref=politics)
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