“I am deeply committed to protecting this core constitutional right, and I believe that efforts like H.R. 7, the bill the House considered today, would intrude on women’s reproductive freedom and access to health care and unnecessarily restrict the private insurance choices that consumers have today,” President Obama said in a statement objecting to the bill.
The House of Representatives passed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act in a 242-179 vote. (Roll call vote here.)
The legislation also bans the use of federal funds to pay for health insurance plans covering abortion. This provision includes the subsidies consumers receive through the Affordable Care Act.