The House has voted to pass an amendment to health care legislation that would prohibit abortion coverage.
Washington, D.C. (WiredPRNews.com) – The House recently voted to pass an amendment to the widely debated health care bill that would place restrictions on providing coverage for abortions. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the 240-194 bipartisan vote prohibits coverage under the government health care plan with the exception of cases involving incest, rape, or resulting danger for the mother in pregnancy.
Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich, who proposed the amendment, is quoted by the AP as stating of the measure prior to the vote, “Let us stand together on principle — no public funding for abortions, no public funding for insurance policies that pay for abortions.”
Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo is further quoted as stating of considerations of the measure, “Like it or not, this is a legal medical procedure and we should respect those who need to make this very personal decision.”
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