Tax-Funded Abortion for 'Every Person' in America Is Goal of New Democratic Bill
Published March 26, 2021A coalition of leading Democrats introduced a bill Thursday that would repeal existing law and require taxpayer-funding of abortion, making it a federal policy to “ensure access to abortion services” for every American.
The bill was sponsored in the Senate by Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Patty Murray (D-WA) and Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), and in the House by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA). Murray is chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.
The bill, known as the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Healthcare (EACH) Act, would repeal Section 1303 of the Affordable Care Act, which restricted government funding of abortion. It also would end the Hyde Amendment, a historically bipartisan provision dating to the 1970s that prohibits federal funds from being used for abortions. Until President Biden took office, it had been supported by every Republican and Democratic president, including Presidents Carter, Clinton and Obama.