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Proposed Biden administration rule uses taxpayer funds to pay for abortions

Published On: 7/28/2021

 

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Matt Bowman regarding ADF’s filing of a public comment on a proposed Centers for Medicare and Medicaid rule that would remove the requirement for healthcare plans to separate out of their bills to the government any amounts related to abortion services for which federal funding is prohibited:

“The majority of Americans do not want their hard-earned dollars going to support the federal funding of abortions. That’s why the Affordable Care Act doesn’t allow abortion and healthcare to be paid for together. The Biden administration’s proposed rule would prop the door wide open for Obamacare insurance plans to use taxpayer funds to cover abortions—a move that violates federal law. Separate billing requirements for healthcare plans are the best way to ensure that popular laws preventing tax-funded elective abortion are respected. Therefore, we strongly urge CMS Administrator Brooks-LaSure to keep this billing distinction in place and comply with statutory prohibitions on federal funding for abortions, respect the will of the majority of Americans, and protect their right to transparency in their healthcare plans.”

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.

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