There is a bill, called the Protect Life Act, that would ban the federal funding for abortions. It would also stop using tax subsidies from the health care law to buy insurance that cover abortion – except in cases of rape, incest or the health of the mother. The new bill would ensure that health-care providers are protected if they believe that performing abortion procedures clashes with their personal beliefs, this is also known or similar to a "conscience clause".
This bill has an assurance that your tax dollars would not be used to fund Abortion.
I did not close the Poll.
Article and link for passed Protect Life Act, there is an exception for cases of rape, incest or the health of the mother. No women dying.
Copy of Protect Life Act (H.R.358) passed and link
H.R.358 -- Protect Life Act (Engrossed in House [Passed House] - EH)
To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to modify special rules relating to coverage of abortion services under such Act.
SEC. 2. MODIFYING SPECIAL RULES RELATING TO COVERAGE OF ABORTION SERVICES UNDER THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT TO CONFORM TO LONG-STANDING FEDERAL POLICY.
(a) In General- Section 1303 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148), as amended by section 10104(c) of such Act, is amended--
`(1) IN GENERAL- No funds authorized or appropriated by this Act (or an amendment made by this Act), including credits applied toward qualified health plans under section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or cost-sharing reductions under section 1402 of this Act, may be used to pay for any abortion or to cover any part of the costs of any health plan that includes coverage of abortion, except--
`(A) if the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest; or
`(B) in the case where a pregnant female suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would, as certified by a physician, place the female in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself.
End of Article in part and link
Email to me from Congressman Buyer with attachment
> --- On Fri, 8/7/09, Congressman Steve
> Buyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> From: Congressman Steve Buyer <email@example.com>
> Subject: Message From the Office of Congressman Buyer
> Date: Friday, August 7, 2009, 11:41 AM
> Dear Therese:
> Please find attached an Issue Brief
> about abortion issues in health care reform proposals.
> Thank you for contacting me with your concerns regarding
> this issue. I was happy to hear from you.
> If I can be of further assistance,
> please do not hesitate to contact me again.
> Best Regards,
> Steve Buyer
> Member of Congress
> On July 30, 2009, the House Committee on Energy and
> Commerce, on
> which I serve, considered H.R. 3200, the America’s
> Affordable Health Choices
> Act of 2009. Section 123 of this legislation establishes a
> new board of federal
> bureaucrats (called the health Benefits Advisory Committee)
> to determine the
> health plans that all Americans must purchase. This board
> could require all
> Americans to subsidize and purchase health plans that cover
> abortion. Additionally, Section 122 of the bill notes that
> the minimum health
> coverage package required by the federal government should
> cover “preventive
> services, including those services recommended by the Task
> Force on
> Preventative Services and those vaccines recommended for
> use” by the Centers
> for Disease Control and Prevention. Should this Task Force
> recommend abortion
> as a “preventive service” or include the coverage of
> emergency contraception,
> these services could be required of all health care plans
> offered in our country.
> In addition, H.R. 3200 contains a provision requiring that
> there be
> adequate providers for every covered service. Therefore,
> the bill could create a
> mandate on health insurance providers to cover abortions.
> During the Energy and Commerce Committee’s consideration
> of H.R.
> 3200, two amendments were offered by Congressmen Bart
> Stupak (D-MI) and
> Joseph Pitts (R-PA) regarding abortion coverage. The first
> amendment would
> prohibit the Federal government from mandating that any
> health insurance plan
> provide coverage for abortion (except in cases involving a
> danger to the mother’s
> life, rape, or incest). This amendment was approved by a
> vote of 31 to 27 before
> Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) brought the amendment up for a
> second vote.
> On the second vote, the amendment failed by a vote of 29 to
> 30. I voted in favor
> of this amendment during both votes. The second amendment
> abortion would have prevented H.R. 3200 from allowing
> taxpayer dollars to
> subsidize abortions. I voted in favor of this amendment
> which failed by a vote of
> 31 to 27.
> Additionally, Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA) offered an
> to allow for immediate federal funding of elective abortion
> coverage through the
> government-run plan created by H.R. 3200. This would allow
> taxpayer dollars to
> be used to subsidize private plans that cover elective
> abortions and would
> mandate that all areas of the country contain one private
> plan that covers
> abortion. I voted against this amendment which passed by a
> vote of 30 to 28.
> CONGRESSMAN STEVE BUYER
> WORKING FOR INDIANA
> Issue Position Statement:
> Abortion Issues in Health Care Reform
> You may be interested to learn that in testimony before the
> Committee on Foreign Affairs on May 20, 2009, Secretary of
> State Hillary Clinton
> stated, “We [the Obama Administration] happen to think
> that family planning is an
> important part of women’s health and reproductive health
> includes access to
> I am pro-life and will continue to support legislation to
> protect the unborn,
> ensure that health providers are not forced to perform
> procedures and services
> that violate their beliefs, and make sure taxpayer dollars
> are not used to fund
> Please be assured that I will recall your concerns about
> abortion as
> Congress consid)ers future legislation which addresses this
> important issue.