Banks introduces Abortion Funding Awareness Act

INDIANA– Rep. Jim Banks introduced the Abortion Funding Awareness Act, which would require states to annually submit a report to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on all payments of abortions with federal funds and publish the report on the state’s website. Currently, eighteen states allow Medicaid to pay for abortions.

Congressman Jim Banks

The bill text is available here.

Said Rep. Jim Banks: “The majority of Americans are opposed to taxpayer-funded abortion, but just this week, Democrats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned a more than 40-year-old law banning the use of Medicaid dollars for abortions. My bill would increase transparency, hold states that abuse taxpayer dollars accountable, and hopefully save unborn lives in the process.”

Cosponsors for the bill include Reps. Robert Aderholt (AL), Alex Mooney (WV), Steve Womack (AR), Tim Burchett (TN), Mary Miller (IL), Barry Moore (AL), and Jerry Carl (AL).

This legislation is endorsed by Americans United for Life, Students for Life, Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, and Concerned Women for America LAC.