|Paul Ryan Introduces American Health Care Act|
The House leadership, along with those who have contributed to the draft under consideration in the House of Representatives, has included multiple provisions to prevent government dollars from paying for elective abortions.
This is crucial. By conservative estimates, more than two million Americans were born and are with us today, who would have been aborted, if the Hyde Amendment had not been in place. The pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute has termed this a “tragic result,” but NRLC regards it a major pro-life success story. The Hyde Amendment is the most successful domestic “abortion reduction” policy ever enacted by Congress.
In short, restrictions on the government funding of abortion save lives! Unfortunately, the Hyde amendment (which applies to Medicaid) does not apply to the AHCA, as it did not apply to Obamacare. However, the newly unveiled AHCA places numerous crucial Hyde-like restrictions on new government health care spending.
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