Friday, May 6, 2011

Pro-Life Advcoates Push for Tax-Funded Abortion Ban in Senate

        Yesterday, just one day after the House voted for a bill banning taxpayer funding of abortions across all governmental programs and departments, pro-life groups and lawmakers are pushing for a Senate version. Sen. Roger Wicker, a Mississippi Republican, on Thursday introduced a companion to the bill the House approved, but he acknowledged it’s “unlikely” that there are 60 votes for the pro-life bill in the Senate because Republicans would have to overcome a filibuster from Senate Democrats. Still, he said he would push for the legislation anyway and might possible offer it as a rider to another bill at some point in the future. Read More: Pro-Life Advcoates Push for Tax-Funded Abortion Ban in Senate

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