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Coburn & Hatch Introduce Bill Barring Abortion Funding Under ObamaCare

By on 8.5.10 | 1:48PM

Sens. Tom Coburn and Orrin Hatch have introduced legislation today that would bar federal funds from being used to help fund abortion under ObamaCare.

The 9-page legislation, which can be viewed below, would replicate the language originally introduced by Rep. Bart Stupak, the Michigan Democrat who had originally fought for more restrictive abortion language before notoriously caving to help clear the passage for the new health care law. The bill has 25 co-sponsors.

The new legislation comes on the heels of a report by the Congressional Research Service, which found that contrary to Democrats' claims, neither the language in the health care law, nor Obama's executive order, ensures that public funding won't be used to subsidize abortions.

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