House Passes Historic Complete Ban On Taxpayer Cash For Abortion

05.05.11 | Sarah Harnisch

 The U.S. House passed a historic ban Wednesday on taypayer funding for abortion. Wednesday afternoon, the vote was 251 to 175 to pass the no taxpayer funding for abortion act, which makes permenant and universal the Hyde Amendment. That amendment bans all federal funding for abortion-- even in cases of rape and incest. Every Republican in the House and 16 Democats voted for it. Those that didn't vote for it called it an "egregious violation of women's rights." House Speaker John Baynor said taxpayers have made themselves clear-- they don't want their money funding abortions, for any reason. Even if the bill does pass the Democratic Senate, the President has said he will veto it.