This bill would ban taxpayer funding from being used for abortion services. Through changes in the Hyde Amendment, the bill would also ban federal funds from being applied to health coverage plans that include abortion services.
The bill would require insurance companies to disclose which plans offer abortion coverage. Consequently, businesses that offer their employees health plans with abortion services through the Affordable Care Act would have to pay an additional tax.
It would also permanently prohibit the District of Columbia from using locally generated tax revenue to offer abortion services to local low-income women.
Federal abortion funding would be authorized for cases of rape, incest, or life-threatening birth complications, but no tax dollars could be used for any other type of abortion.