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Next on the agenda: Introducing two anti-abortion bills

House Republicans turned their focus to abortion on Thursday, introducing two bills to ban federal funding for the procedure. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) called the measures necessary, even though President Barack Obama signed an executive order last year that bars federal funding for the procedure. “Clearly, there is an awful lot of doubt as to where the administration really is on this issue,” Boehner said. “I think the will of the people is that we enact this clear-cut prohibition on the use of taxpayer funds for elective abortions.”When asked about Democrats’ statements that the health care law is free of any funds for abortions, he said “They claim that it is.”Reps. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Joe Pitts (R-Pa.) introduced the two bills. Smith’s is an overarching ban. Pitts’ forbids any funding for the health care reform law to be spent on abortions, a measure similar to an amendment that Boehner lamented did not make it into the final bill last year. [read more, photo via]

Next on the agenda: Introducing two anti-abortion bills

House Republicans turned their focus to abortion on Thursday, introducing two bills to ban federal funding for the procedure. 

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) called the measures necessary, even though President Barack Obama signed an executive order last year that bars federal funding for the procedure. 

“Clearly, there is an awful lot of doubt as to where the administration really is on this issue,” Boehner said. “I think the will of the people is that we enact this clear-cut prohibition on the use of taxpayer funds for elective abortions.”

When asked about Democrats’ statements that the health care law is free of any funds for abortions, he said “They claim that it is.”

Reps. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Joe Pitts (R-Pa.) introduced the two bills. Smith’s is an overarching ban. Pitts’ forbids any funding for the health care reform law to be spent on abortions, a measure similar to an amendment that Boehner lamented did not make it into the final bill last year. [read more, photo via]

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    I hate this asshole already. I personally don’t think I’d ever have an abortion, but I wouldn’t walk over to someone and...
  4. facenodefeat reblogged this from greenstate and added:
    Wow because that seems like is going to bring about a lot of good change? It’s a woman’s right to choose, it’s her body....
  5. angelardellaporta reblogged this from stfusexists and added:
    "They claim it has." No, really Boehner, there is NO federal tax money going to support COMPLETELY LEAGAL abortions....
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    Dear Men Who Run Things In The House: You are men. You do not have to concern yourself with gestating a fetus for 9...
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    Oh, America. What happened to you being the land of the free? The free, white, rich accountant maybe.
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    Are you freaking kidding me? This is disgusting.
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    This is a job creating initiative, clearly. You can’t get a job if you were aborted. Flawless republicans logic.
  14. greenstate reblogged this from pantslessprogressive and added:
    this just in, ladies: john boehner thinks you shouldn’t decide what happens to your bodies. maybe we should campaign for...
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    i am just…so goddamn tired of seeing anti-choice legislation being created and backed by FUCKING MEN. GROW A FUCKING...
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    “Clearly, there is an awful lot of doubt as to where the administration really is on this issue,” Boehner said…...
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