That’s right. After a brief hiatus, the House of Representatives is back to focusing on the important issues in life such as banning something which was already banned, in this case federal funding for abortion, and increasing the cost of healthcare for women in general.
WASHINGTON – The House voted 251-175 on Wednesday to pass the GOP’s controversial anti-abortion measure H.R. 3, “The No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act.” Sixteen Democrats joined 235 Republicans in approving it.
It now goes to the Senate, where it’s all but certain to perish. The White House has threatened to veto it.
The legislation would eliminate tax deductions for employer-provided health insurance plans that cover abortion, effectively raising costs for businesses that offer abortion-inclusive health care to employees. It could also deny Medicaid-based abortion care to women even if their health may be harmed by carrying the pregnancy to term. [...]
“This bill goes far beyond prohibiting federal funding [for abortion],” said Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY). “The real purpose and effect of this bill is to eliminate private health care choices for women by imposing significant tax penalties on families and small businesses when they use their own money to pay for health insurance or medical care.”
The bill also includes the now infamous “forcible-rape” language which was removed in February only to be re-inserted in today’s legislation. Language which may be interpreted by certain judges in unfortunate ways.
Mr. Boehner where are the jobs?