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Cardinal welcomes House passage of pro-life legislation

January 28, 2015

Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, has welcomed the House of Representatives’ passage of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015.

The bill, if it becomes law, “will write into permanent law a policy on which there has been strong popular and congressional agreement for over 37 years: the federal government should not use its funding power to support and promote elective abortion, and should not force taxpayers to subsidize this violence,” he continued.

The legislation “also requires health plans under the Affordable Care Act to provide full disclosure on their abortion coverage to consumers,” he added.

The bill passed by a 242-179 margin after the House’s leadership canceled a vote on a ban on most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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