Congressman King Supports No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. This act would prohibit federal tax dollars from being used to fund abortions. Additionally, it requires insurance plans on healthcare.gov to display whether abortion procedures are covered in that specific plan.  This bill passed with bipartisan support out of the Judiciary Committee before heading to today’s floor vote.

“Life begins at the moment of conception,” said King. “Our most important responsibility is to protect innocent human life. I am committed to protecting unborn children from abortion, and preventing the immorality of funding abortion. This President promised that ‘under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions.’ We know now that was a lie, and this bill corrects his broken promise. We should not be taxing Americans and forcing them to fund a violation of their religious freedom. The passage of this bill today is one more step toward restoring respect for the sanctity of human life.”