Sunday, January 18, 2015

Smith's Anti Choice Legislation written into Permanent Law?

Smith Introduces and co-sponsors one of the largest Pro - Life  efforts in Congress.

In a letter to his colleagues asking them to become an original co-sponsor of the legislation, Congressman Smith writes:
“For over 30 years, a patchwork of policies has regulated federal funding for abortion. Together these various policies ensure that the American taxpayer is not involved in funding the destruction of innocent human life through abortion on demand.”

Smith's No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act attempts to write anti choice legislation into permanent law

The reason this legislation is needed goes beyond the recent health care law. As Congressman Smith states:
“Most of the existing federal policies are limitation amendments attached to annual appropriations bills (sometimes referred to as riders), which have to be reapproved every year. This ‘as needed’ approach usually results in a debate over abortion funding anytime Congress considers health-related legislation.”

This new legislation establishes a consistent government-wide prohibition on abortion funding. Under current law, funding for abortion and abortion coverage is prohibited through a patchwork of policies, most of which must be annually reapproved in Appropriations bills. The “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” will reduce the need for numerous separate abortion funding policies and ensure that no program or agency is exempt.

Policies that would be made permanent under Congressman Smith’s legislation include:

  • Hyde amendment (related to programs funded through the annual Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) appropriations)
  • Helms amendment (concerning overseas programs)
  • Smith FEHBP amendment (concerning coverage for federal employees)
  • Dornan amendment (regarding funding in Washington DC)
  • Other policies governing programs such as the Peace Corp and federal prisons.
  • Codifies the conscience clause known as Hyde-Weldon.

Last January 2014, Congress passed Smith's Bill The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. The Senate would not vote on it.

The New GOP Congress will be voting on the NO TAXPAYER FUNDING FOR ABORTION ACT.
The President should VETO it but... the Veto is the ONLY thing that prevents this Bill from becoming PERMANENT LAW.

Our Congressman, Chris Smith, leads Congress in the most egregious anti woman, anti choice legislation. It is up to us to stop him.



Anonymous said...

This jerk would make a better priest than legislater !

Anonymous said...

great job, I'm not paying for you!