Rep. Smith slams administration over ‘abortion surcharge’ rule

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March 18, 2012

From FoxNews.com

A leading anti-abortion lawmaker slammed the Obama administration this week after it issued regulations that provide for a so-called “abortion surcharge” in health care plans.

The final rules, stemming from the health care overhaul, require plans that cover abortion to collect a separate fee of $1 or more directly from customers. The money would go toward abortion coverage.

The intent of the rule was to make sure taxpayer subsidies do not finance abortions.

But pro-life advocates claimed the surcharge would still compel customers enrolled in many plans to cover the cost.

“Requiring the segregation of funds into allocation accounts — a mere bookkeeping exercise, is a cheap political trick designed to circumvent longstanding prohibitions on taxpayer funding of abortion,” Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., co-chairman of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, said in a statement. “This is an unprecedented break with longstanding federal policy on funding for abortion.”

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