March for Life Statement on The American Health Care Act
“House Leadership and those who drafted the American Health Care Act deserve high accolades for their efforts to make certain that any changes to the health care system do not encourage, subsidize or directly pay for abortions. They also deserve praise for sticking to their commitment to eliminate Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider, from Medicaid reimbursements for one year. This will redirect women to Federally Qualified Health Centers – which provide all of the health services American women need and outnumber Planned Parenthood clinics by a ratio of 20:1.
With that being said, there is still a great deal of work to be done to ensure that this entire bill is pro-life, specifically with regards to tax credits and health care savings – ensuring that neither go to pay for abortion. Our message is simple: Abortion IS NOT healthcare, and our laws should reflect this basic principle.
We look forward to working within the legislative process to fix such problems and guarantee that pro-life protections are included.”
– Tom McClusky, Vice-President of Government Affairs, March for Life Action