The bill denies certain tax benefits to women and small businesses who choose a health insurance plan that includes abortion coverage. It also makes permanent the Hyde Amendment, which has prevented federal funds from being used to pay for abortions for 35 years, and prohibits the District of Columbia from using its own locally-raised funds to help low-income women pay for abortion care. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/15/house-gop-abortion_n_4603349.html?utm_hp_ref=email_share The law has virtually no exceptions for women whose health is at risk, forcing women to pay out of pocket for a critical medical procedure that can often cost thousands of dollars. And in cases of rape or incest, a woman seeking abortion could be forced to undergo "rape audits," forcing her to justify the procedure to the IRS to access coverage Congressman Smith also voted NO on the Violence Against Women's Act Bill in 2013 - Congressman Smith is against all forms of Birth Control which includes the Birth Control Pill and IUD.The "No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act," sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), advanced later Wednesday.
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