Bill Summary & Status
112th Congress (2011 – 2012)
WASHINGTON, DC –
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today introduced the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, S. 906, to ensure that American taxpayers are not involved in funding the destruction of innocent human life through abortion. The Wicker bill is companion legislation to H.R. 3, which passed by a vote of 251 – 175 on Wednesday May 4, 2011.
“The passage of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act with a strong, bipartisan majority of House members is a crucial step forward and one we hope to replicate in the Senate,” Wicker said. “Our goal is to codify in a single federal act a policy that has been endorsed again and again by the Congress and which has overwhelming public support – that of withholding taxpayer funding of abortion.”
This comprehensive approach will eliminate the need for separate abortion funding policies and ensure that no federal program is exempt from this prohibition. The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act will ensure once-and-for-all that no taxpayer dollars are used to fund abortions.
This legislation is simple and straightforward and would establish in law what most Americans believe – taxpayer dollars should not be used for abortion.
The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act is co-sponsored by 21 members of the Senate, including Senators Shelby, Blunt, DeMint, Coats, Burr, Enzi, Coburn, Vitter, Risch, Barrasso, Cochran, Boozman, Moran, Ayotte, Johanns, Grassley, Paul, Rubio, Inhofe, Hatch, and Ky.
Latest Title: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act
Sponsor: Sen Wicker, Roger F. [MS] (introduced 5/5/2011) Cosponsors (22)
Related Bills: H.R.1232
Latest Major Action: 5/5/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
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Every day in America, nearly 4,000 innocent pre-borns are aborted, and that tragic number would likely soar higher if pro-abortion groups can siphon your tax dollars to fund their bloodlust. But with this new Congress comes new opportunity to garner support for and ensure that our tax dollars are never used to kill the innocent victims of abortion through the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act”.
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