Obama Promises Veto Of Any Bill That Restricts Insurerers From Paying For Abortions
Federal funding is already prohibited from being spent on abortions, but that is not enough for the anti-choicers. H.R. 358 goes much further, and won’t make it past a presidential veto.
“The President’s Executive Order … reinforces that Federal funding cannot be used for abortions (except in cases of rape or incest, or when the life of the woman would be endangered) and ensures proper enforcement of this policy,” the statement from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reads. “H.R. 358 goes well beyond the safeguards found in current law and reinforced in the President’s Executive Order by restricting women’s private insurance choices.”
The OMB statement criticizes H.R. 358, also called the Protect Life Act, saying it is too heavy handed and restricts the reproductive rights of women.
“The Administration strongly opposes H.R. 358 because … the legislation intrudes on women’s reproductive freedom and access to health care and unnecessarily restricts the private insurance choices that women and their families have today,” the statement reads.Click here for reuse options!
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