No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

Floor Speech

By:  Steve Chabot
Date: May 4, 2011
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. CHABOT. Madam Speaker, I rise today in strong support of H.R. 3, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.

A majority of Americans have made it clear that they oppose the government using their tax dollars to pay for abortions, and it's time that we permanently extend the Hyde amendment, which bans this irresponsible practice. Particularly in our current budget situation, the Federal Government should not be subsidizing abortions.

Additionally, this bill permanently extends important legal protections for doctors and other health care providers who refuse to perform abortions to which they are morally opposed. Every doctor and health care provider deserves the right to act according to his or her own conscience, and this important legislation will ensure that he or she is not punished for doing so.

Madam Speaker, the American people support this legislation. They do not want their tax dollars used to pay for abortions. Let's stand together today and do the fiscally and morally responsible thing--vote to pass H.R. 3.


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