New York Times Op-Ed Opposes Smith Bill

The New York Times published an editorial today on the passage of the so-called “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” and the bill’s unprecedented attack on women’s access to abortion care.

According to the editorial, this bill is not really about federal funding for abortion – which is already prohibited by the Hyde Amendment – but “imposes new limitations on abortion access by driving to end abortion insurance coverage in the private market using the nation’s tax system as a weapon.”

Although the Obama Administration has signaled that it would veto this bill, The New York Times warns that parts of this bill could be attached to other bills or snuck into the debt limit talks.

>Learn more about how this bill would affect women

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