The House Rules Committee has announced that it will meet on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 to consider H.R. 3, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” introduced by Pro-life Caucus Co-chairs Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Dan Lipinksi (D-IL). This indicates that the House is expected to consider H.R .3 next week. This important legislation would establish a government-wide permanent prohibition on funding for abortion (including subsidies for abortion coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, codify the Hyde-Weldon conscience clause, and remove tax-preferred status for abortion through health savings accounts.
Exact timing for House debate is not yet available, but groups may wish to alert your membership that H.R. 3 is expected to be considered next week and urge them to let their Member of Congress know of their support for H.R. 3.
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