Resolution on Federal Health Care Reform
H.R. 162 Rep. Brian Calley
H.R. 162 was introduced on September 25, 2009 and referred to the House Judiciary Committee.
H.R. 162 is a resolution to memorialize Congress and the President of the United States to explicitly exclude coverage for abortion from any government health care plan that is created.
A large majority of Americans have strongly opposed federal tax funding for abortions throughout the history of legalized abortion in this country. In 1977, Congress passed the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal Medicaid dollars from funding abortions. However, the Hyde Amendment would not prohibit federal tax funding of abortion under proposed government health care plans. This resolution sends the message to Congress and the President that abortion is not healthcare, and any new healthcare plan must explicitly exclude coverage for abortion.