….Since 1976, the Hyde Amendment has blocked federal Medicaid funding for abortion services (since 1994, there have been three extremely narrow exceptions: when continuing the pregnancy will endanger the woman’s life, or when the pregnancy results from rape or incest). This means Medicaid cannot cover abortion even when a woman’s health is at risk and her doctor recommends she get an abortion.
Since Congress first passed the Hyde Amendment 40 years ago, anti-women’s health politicians extended similar policies to other federal health insurance programs, including coverage for federal employees and their families, military personnel and their families, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, and inmates in federal prisons….
Just another abortion bill, filed yesterday by Representative Mike Moon (r):
Prohibits the state of Missouri from remitting taxes to the federal government until the federal government prohibits the use of any federal funds for abortion
Sponsor: Moon, Mike (157)
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2019
LR Number: 2451H.01I
Last Action: 02/28/2019 – Introduced and Read First Time (H)
Bill String: HB 1203
Next House Hearing: Hearing not scheduled
Calendar: HOUSE BILLS FOR SECOND READING
Any other reasons? Just asking.
HB 126 and HB 127: catering to their single issue base (December 3, 2018)
HB 964 and HB 971: the “Gish Gallop” of legislation (February 20, 2019)
HB 1017: Anything else? (February 21, 2019)