Republicans Start New Effort To Advance Greater Federal Abortion Funding Restrictions

The Hill: House Minority Leader John Boehner will introduce legislation that would stop Congress from using taxpayer money to support abortions or abortion coverage. "The legislation would extend the so-called 'Hyde amendment,' which in its current form only applies to Health and Human Services (mainly Medicaid) funds allocated in the department's annual appropriations bill; the issue came up again during the health care reform debate when an amendment by Reps. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) and Joseph Pitts (R-Penn.) to apply the Hyde language to the bill passed the House but not the Senate" (Pecquet, 6/27).

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