The National Right to Life Committee has furnished a new analysis of the Senate health care bill that reveals $7 billion in funding for Community Health Centers buried deep in Section 10503 of the 383-page “manager’s amendment” (from Sen.Majority leader Harry Reid).
NRLC says the money could be funneled to abortion businesses to pay for abortions and will not be subject to provisions like the Hyde Amendment that stops abortion funding
“Because this is a direct appropriation in the health care bill itself, these funds will not flow through the annual appropriations bill for the Department of Health and Human Services,” NRLC says. “Therefore, these funds would NOT be covered by the Hyde Amendment, which is a limitation provision that has been attached to the annual HHS appropriations bill in past years.”
NRLC says the inclusion of the funding for Community health centers (also known as Federally Qualified Health Centers) with NO abortion limitations presents another reason why the final health care bill must contain the Stupak amendment to truly ban abortion funding. Read more here.
For the six ways that the Senate bill already funds abortion go here.