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Governor Rauner Signs Pro-Abortion HB40

UPDATE: Governor Rauner has signed House Bill 40 in to public act on September 28th.   It is effective June 1st, 2018. In a press confe...

April 23, 2015

Make the Hyde Amendment permanent law, says pro-life attorney

For weeks the Senate has been wrangling over language of the human trafficking bill and whether that language would provide federal funds for abortions for trafficking victims.

A compromise has been reached, dumping expanded pro-life language that allows the measure to advance

"It requires a transfer of the health care funds authorized under the new bill from the fund that is already restricted by the Hyde Amendment," says Harned, who is staff counsel for Americans United. " So the result is still no new taxpayer funding for abortion through the human trafficking funding bill."  But each time a law involving abortion comes up, there is the same political battle over taxpayers' money for abortion.

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