Wednesday, May 4, 2011

House Anti-Choice Bill Contravenes "Local Rule" in Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post - D.C. Wire Blog: D.C. Council complains to House leaders ahead of abortion-ban vote, by Ben Pershing:

Capital The D.C. Council wrote to Congress Tuesday with a familiar message: Leave us alone.

On Wednesday, the House is scheduled to vote on the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which is designed to tighten prohibitions on the use of federal funds for abortions or for health-insurance plans that cover abortions.

But the bill also prohibits the District from using its own, locally-collected tax money to pay for any abortion services. That prompted the council to send a unanimously-signed letter to House leaders to complain that “[t]he bill would overturn the rule of local government.”. . .

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