Legislation

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...

March 17, 2017

What's the new plan have planned for abortion providers?

Kristan Hawkins, who heads Students for Life, says the replacement bill, the American Health Care Act, puts a lot of weight into Planned Parenthood being defunded.

"However, this could come down to a Senate parliamentarian -- whether or not the Hyde Amendment would apply to this bill and that Planned Parenthood couldn't receive funding, and also that abortion could not be funded in this new healthcare system that they're creating," she tells OneNewsNow.

Hawkins, Kristan (Students for Life)That is because it seems the tax credits could allow money from the refundable credits to pay for abortions in health savings accounts. But Hawkins insists that abortion funding, whether it is provided directly or indirectly, is not acceptable. In addition, the measure prohibits tax dollars from going to abortion organizations that get over $350 million in federal money, but presumably, facilities that provide abortion and receive less revenue could.

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