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No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

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Mr. HUIZENGA of Michigan. I thank my colleague for this opportunity.

You're seeing the old argument of Washington versus the new realities of America. We have two distinct issues here. Those two issues are: one, life; two, the taxpayer. I think those things are becoming very stark. Here we are, a situation where a President has signed an executive order to do many of the exact same things--to not allow Federal-funded abortions to be happening. Yet somehow we shouldn't be putting this into law. It seems common sense that we would do that. We need to do this to protect the taxpayer. If you look at polling, you look at the number of things that are going on, we cannot allow Federal funds to be used and our taxpayers to be used for this procedure.

Now let's move on to life. We know the sanctity of life that is there from that very conception until natural death. We need to protect that. We need to protect that atmosphere as a government. That is not our job to promote that horrendous operation. It's our job to protect those children.

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