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Health-care plans for Congress will pay for abortion, despite federal law

October 01, 2013

The Obama administration has announced that the health-care programs provided for members of Congress and their staffs will subsidize abortion, in spite of a federal law that prohibits taxpayer-funded abortions.

The Office of Personnel Management ruled that health-care policies offered to Congress members and staff qualified as private plans, since individuals will choose their policies from private exchanges. The money used to pay for abortions will be taken from the individuals’ own premium payments rather than the federal government’s contributions to the plan, the administration said.


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  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Oct. 01, 2013 7:55 PM ET USA

    Barack Obama skirting the law and in fact flirting with flouting it? I am shocked!

  • Posted by: Defender - Oct. 01, 2013 12:49 PM ET USA

    Since when has federal law, let alone the Constitution, ever bothered this administration? We know that conscience and morality doesn't either.