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ACTION ALERT - HB 40 (State funding of abortions) PASSES THE HOUSE

HB40 - State Abortion Insurance / Public Aid Act House Sponsors: Rep. Sara Feigenholtz Status: Passed the House now moves to the Se...

May 5, 2016

Congressman: Abortion is not healthcare

In 2010, the Association told Congress that federally qualified centers don't provide abortions to their patients. Because of this, lawmakers wanting to take funds away from Planned Parenthood were directing people to local health clinics. Either things have changed - or someone wasn't telling the truth.

"We learned that some health center clinics in New York have been performing abortions," Pennsylvania Congressman Joe Pitts recently told Congress. "The National Association of Community Health Centers has egregiously violated our trust."

The Republican representative went on to say that the fact that abortions are performed at these federally funded community health center clinics is astonishing. That's because of the Weldon Amendment, which specifically forbids the use of federal tax dollars for abortions.

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