Michael J. New points out that the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on an important pro-life measure today:
Today, the House of Representatives will likely be voting on H.R. 3, the Protect Life Act, sponsored by Rep. Joe Pitts (R., Pa.). This piece of legislation would prevent federal funding of abortion through Obamacare. This is important to pro-lifers because Obamacare created a number of funding streams which may result in taxpayer subsidized abortions. For instance, funds appropriated through Obamacare may subsidize health insurance plans purchased through state level exchanges which cover abortion. Additionally, Obamacare might subsidize abortion through funds appropriated for either community health centers or high-risk pools. The Protect Life Act insures that none of these funding streams would directly pay for abortions.
Not surprisingly, history’s most pro-abortion presidential administration released this statement: “If the President is presented with H.R. 358, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill.” As National Right to Life’s Dave Andrusko says, “Why fight so vigorously a law to limit abortion-expanding provisions in ObamaCare if supposedly they don’t even exist? The man is shameless.”