H.R. 7 & S. 946 – The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act
The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act would prohibit the federal funding
of abortion, except in cases of rape, incest, or life of the mother.
H.R. 7 is the bill’s number in the House; S. 946 is the bill’s number in the
Currently, most direct abortion funding by the government is prohibited by a
patchwork of annual amendments to spending bills. Chief among these is the
Hyde amendment, which blocks abortion funding by the Department of Health
and Human Services. The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act would apply the
Hyde amendment’s prohibition to all federal departments and agencies;
further, it would write the prohibition into statutory law, eliminating the
need for annual renewals of the various pro-life amendments.
The complete text of H.R. 7 may be found at
The complete text of S. 946 is not yet available from the Government
H.R. 7 was introduced by Congressmen Chris Smith (NJ-4) and Dan Lipinski
(IL-3) and has 105 co-sponsors.
S. 946 was introduced by Senator Roger Wicker (MS) and has
5-14-13 H.R. 7 introduced in the House and referred to the Committee on Ways
and Means, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on Energy and
5-14-13 S. 946 introduced in the Senate and referred to the Committee on
5-15-13 Press release and statements from
Senator Wicker, Congressman Smith, and Congressman Lipinski.