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Obamacare repeal's abortion language could hit procedural snag, GOP warned


Obamacare repeal's abortion language could hit procedural snag, GOP warned
Politico

A prominent anti-abortion group is warning Republicans that the Obamacare repeal billâs restrictions on funding abortions might not comply with the Senateâs strict budget rules â a potentially huge procedural development that could derail the repeal effort.The Family Research Council told GOP lawmakers it won't support the repeal effort if the anti-abortion language is struck, the group's vice president of government affairs, David Christensen, told POLITICO.Story Continued BelowâI do think there is a question about whether or not abortion funding restrictions in the House bill are compliant with the Byrd rule,â Christensen said. âSo that is definitely a concern of ours and itâs definitely a concern that a lot of House members have.âIn 2010, abortion language nearly sank the passage of the Affordable Care Act, prompting then-President Barack Obama to issue an eleventh-hour executive order to assure anti-abortion Democrats that the law wouldn't provide funding for the procedure.

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