Foxx Co-Sponsors Legislation to End Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Providers

Published Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Release from Foxx’s office:

Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., has joined 64 of her House colleagues in co-sponsoring legislation that would permanently cut off taxpayer funding for abortion providers.

U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx

U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx

“With so many Americans fundamentally opposed to abortion, organizations that perform elective abortions should not receive taxpayer dollars,” said Foxx. “While there are currently restrictions that prohibit the use of taxpayer dollars to fund elective abortion directly, we know that money is fungible and that federal funds support these organizations’ entire operations, including elective abortion.”

H.R. 3197, the Protecting Life and Taxpayers Act, would prohibit federal funding to any entity unless it certifies that it will not perform abortions during the period for which funding is provided and that it will not provide any funds to entities that do perform abortions.

“Few things demean the sanctity of human life more than elective abortion,” said Foxx. “Until the day when a culture of life takes hold in the United States and all children are protected under the law, it remains my solemn duty to stand up for life. Regardless of the length of this journey, I will continue to speak for those who cannot.”

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U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx represents North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District and is the elected Republican Conference Secretary. Dr. Foxx is the chair of the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and serves as Vice Chair of the House Rules Committee.

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