Medicaid Funding of Abortion: Setting the Record Straight — Dennis G. Smith

There is apparently confusion regarding how the federal government enforces the Hyde Amendment prohibition on federal funding of abortion. Such confusion could result in failure to enact appropriate safeguards against government funding of abortions in the overall health care legislation currently under consideration. Unless a specific prohibition on abortion funding-with strong enforcement and accountability-is contained in the final bill that is signed by the President, the government will end up funding the procedure.

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