Pro-Life Amendments DEFEATED in Senate Finance Committee
Today, the Senate Finance Committee defeated two Pro-Life amendments offered by Senator Orrin Hatch (UT). The first would have prevented federal funds from subsidizing health insurance plans that cover abortion. The second would have forbidden government discrimination against individual or institutional health care providers that decline to perform, refer for, or pay for abortion.
Senator Pat Roberts (KS) voted yes on both amendments (Thank you, Senator Roberts!) but they nonetheless failed 10-13.
It is expected that similar amendments will be offered in the coming weeks when the bill is brought before the full Senate. Learn more here.
We must continue to oppose any version of this bill since innocent lives will be ended with our tax dollars. Let’s continue to pray and fast for authentic health care reform to be passed.