Obama Says Hell Veto A Bill That Yanks Federal Cash For Abortions

05.04.11 | Sarah Harnisch

The president said Tuesday he would veto a bill that would make it illegal for taxpayer cash to pay for abortions. The White House said President Barack Obama would veto HR 3, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, should Congress approve the bill. Obama said he opposes it because would make it tougher for women to obtain abortion coverage from private insurance companies. He made the statement even though a majority of Americans object to the use of taxpayer money for funding abortion, according to numerous polls - including a survey CNN conducted in early April, with 61% percent of Americans opposing taxpayer cash for abortions, compared to 35% supporting it.