Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (PA-03) voted yesterday in support of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 3), which establishes a permanent, government-wide prohibition on taxpayer subsidies for abortion. H.R. 3, which Representative Kelly co-sponsored, passed the House with bi-partisan support by a vote of 251-175. Rep. Kelly released the following statement:
"Yesterday's vote recognizes and affirms the will of the American people, who, in poll after poll, have voiced their opposition to government subsidized abortion.
"As I've said in the past, I don't want to see one cent going from the pocket of a taxpayer into the pocket of an abortion provider. Yesterday, the House ensured that that won't happen, and I'm proud to stand with my colleagues to not only protect the life of the unborn, but to honor the majority of Americans who have made it clear that their support for abortion is conditional and that they draw a line in the sand when it comes to taxpayer funding of abortion."