House Speaker John Boehner said he wanted to be “the most pro-life speaker ever” and on Thursday the Ohio Republican showed how he plans do that by hailing new bills aimed at barring federal funds from paying for abortions.
The most ambitious legislation is the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” a measure that again reprises the health care reform battle from the last Congress when disputes over abortion funding played a crucial role. Only this new bill would go further than anything ever considered by Congress because it would make the so-called Hyde Amendment permanent and applicable across the entire federal budget.
Let’s hope this passes. We’ve needed a law this clear and uncompromising for quite some time.