The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7), sponsored by Reps. Chris Smith (R-NJ), would establish a permanent, government-wide policy against funding abortions or health plans that cover abortions (except to save the life of the mother, or in cases of rape or incest). Among other things, this would remove elective abortion from the federally subsidized health plans that the Obamacare law established for millions of Americans. On January 24, 2017, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 7, 238-183. (House roll call no. 65.) The bill was supported by 235 Republicans and three Democrats. It was opposed by 183 Democrats. The measure was sent to the Senate. To view NRLC's letter to House members in support of H.R. 7, click here
. Companion legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Roger Wicker (R-Ms.) as S. 184.