Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Only Three of Arizona's Congressional Delegation Co-Sponsoring "No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act"

This anti-abortion measure, which is getting widespread attention because it seems to force private insurance plans to not fund abortions and because it adds a "forcible" qualifier to an exception for pregnancies that are the result of rape, introduced into the House two weeks ago by New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith has attracted 173 co-sponsors, but only three of Arizona's eight Representatives have signed on.

None of the Arizona Democrats co-sponsored H.R. 3, and only three of the five Arizona Republicans did.  Reps. Jeff Flake (R-CD6), Trent Franks (R-CD2) and Paul Gosar (R-CD1) are all listed as co-sponsoring the legislation.  Republican Reps. Ben Quayle (R-CD3) and David Schweikert (R-CD5) apparently decided to pass.

Here is the text of the 2-page bill.

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