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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...

May 8, 2017

Pro-life provision in AHCA – will it survive the Senate?

Paul Ryan and the American Heath Act
The abortion business collects over 40 percent of its revenue from the American taxpayer – i.e., over $553 million a year from federal, state and local governments. The American Health Care Act of 2017 (H.R. 1628), if it passes the Senate, will eliminate more than $400 million. The measure passed narrowly in the House on a 217-213 vote.

Those who oppose the funding cut often cite the other health services Planned Parenthood offers to women that would be affected. But Jim Sedlak (ALL) points out far more local health clinics are providing those services – and they don't terminate the lives of preborn babies. He cites, for example, the Texas Panhandle where Planned Parenthood once operated 19 clinics.

The AHCA, however, definitely faces an uphill battle in the Senate. Phil Kerpen of American Commitment says the Senate was always going to be the harder part, noting two GOP senators who would likely jump ship on the abortion funding provision.  Kerpen, Phil (American Commitment)"The fact that the bill defunds Planned Parenthood means you lose Senator Susan Collins [of Maine] right off the top, and you might also lose Lisa Murkowski [of Alaska] as well," Kerpen tells OneNewsNow. "If you lose those two, you have to get all ... of the other 50 [Republican] senators [for it to have a chance]."

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