WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R-Illinois-15) voted for H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015.
“For decades, Congress has relied on various amendments to spending bills – most notably the Hyde Amendment – to prohibit taxpayer funded abortions,” explained Shimkus. “Those amendments must be passed year after year to keep the policy in place. This legislation would establish a more permanent, government-wide prohibition against taxpayer funded or subsidized abortions and insurance plans that cover them.”
H.R. 7 also seeks to provide consumers more information about abortion coverage in the health insurance plans they’re required to purchase under Obamacare.
“I have repeatedly asked this administration to provide a comprehensive list of insurance plans offered on the federal exchanges that provide abortion coverage,” said Shimkus. “No American business owner or consumer should be required by law to pay for an insurance policy that would violate their constitutional right of conscience. At minimum, consumers should know what they’re buying.”