The House of Representatives is voting within minutes on H.R.7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017. JWI strongly opposes this bill, which would make permanent the Hyde Amendment, barring the use of certain funds to pay for abortion except to save the life of the woman, or in cases of incest or rape. Introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), H.R.7 would affect both public and private health insurance coverage. Join us now and speak out!
“Women and families must be the ones to make the decisions that are best for them. H.R.7 puts affordable abortion care even further out of reach, making it all but impossible for all women, but especially low-income women to access the services they need. A majority of Americans support abortion coverage for Medicaid recipients. If passed, H.R.7 would make these restrictions permanent.”
The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017 would interfere with private insurance coverage and all women will be impacted if private insurers pull coverage. Its regulations are so obtrusive that insurers may opt to decline offering abortion coverage altogether. Families that purchase plans through state marketplaces would become ineligible for certain tax credits. Employers that provide coverage to their employees would be denied the Small Business Tax Credit, making them unlikely to choose insurance plans that include abortion coverage.
This week marked the 44th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling Roe v. Wade, yet women all over the country are still denied abortion care due to their income, geographic location, or insurance. We will continue fighting for safe, affordable abortion access for all.
Please call your representatives and urge them to vote “NO” on H.R.7.