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Report: Obamacare Covers Abortion in 24 States, Violating Hyde Amendment & State Laws

'Congress should apply the Hyde Amendment permanently and pursue patient-centered, life-affirming plans...'

Pro-life organizations found that Obamacare will force taxpayers to subsidize abortion-on-demand in 2021, defying both the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer-funded abortions, and state laws to the same effect, The Charlotte Lozier Institute reported.

The Lozier Institute, which is Susan B. Anthony’s list research division, teamed with the Family Research Council and the Heritage Foundation to analyze 1,300 health insurance plans for individuals and families across 24 states and Washington, D.C. that cover and subsidize abortion.

Their report shows that 69 percent of Obamacare insurance plans, or 892 of 1,296, will cover elective abortions.

The organizations created an interactive map to break down their findings state by state.

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“Due to the former Obama administration’s severe lack of transparency regarding abortion coverage, the American people are being forced, often unknowingly, to fund abortion through their federal taxes,” CLI President Chuck Donovan said. “This violates both the principles of the Hyde Amendment, and the deeply held moral beliefs of pro-life Americans everywhere.”

Every Obamacare plan in eight states—Alaska, California, D.C., Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont—pay for abortions without exception.

Their is not a single Obamacare plan in these states that a pro-life person could pay into without indirectly supporting abortion.

“What’s more, [Obamacare] reportedly covers fewer than half the estimated 24 million people its authors estimated would be helped – it is a shell of what it was promised to be,” Donovan said.

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States legislatures in 26 states have passed laws that explicitly ban taxpayer-funded abortions, but Obamacare still offers pro-abortion plans in these states.

“Rather than chase the Little Sisters of the Poor with mandates to provide contraception and abortifacient coverage to their employees, Congress should apply the Hyde Amendment permanently and pursue patient-centered, life-affirming plans that respect the dignity of all Americans, born and unborn,” Donovan said.

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