Tuesday, April 1, 2008

U.S. House to Vote on Pro-Life Amendment to Indian Health Care Bill

Rep. Joseph Pitts, R-Pa., is sponsoring an amendment to the bill " HR 1328 " to keep the funds from going toward abortions. 
The amendment language is based on the Hyde Amendment, which forbids federal funding of nearly all abortions. Indian health services are funded through the Interior Appropriations bill, which has never been subject to the Hyde Amendment.
Maggie Datiles, staff attorney for Americans United for Life, said most people aren�t aware that the Indian health care program, which covers more than 2 million people, is federally funded. Under the current rules, abortions can be covered.
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