(Washington, D.C) – Today the House passed H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015 by a vote of 242 to 179. Representative Dent (PA-15) voted in favor of the bill and released the following statement:
“My vote today represents my consistent belief that taxpayer dollars should not be used to pay for abortion services, which is currently the law of the land. I have long supported the inclusion of prohibitions on taxpayer funding for abortion in the annual government funding bills. H.R. 7 codifies these prohibitions into law, eliminating the need for them to be continuously renewed.
The legislation provides responsible and reasonable exceptions for rape, incest, and life of the mother, consistent with the Hyde Amendment which has been broadly supported for decades on a bipartisan basis."
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