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White House Comes Close to Ruling Out Abortion Funding In Any Future Health Bill

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017 05:25 PM Current | Bio | Archive

The White House on Wednesday ruled out supporting the bipartisan Alexander-Murray agreement to stabilize the Affordable Care Act (the official name for Obamacare).

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders called on lawmakers "to go a little bit further" and produce legislation that does not "bail out the insurance companies but actually provides relief for all Americans."

In calling for a fresh "Alexander-Murray II," however, the President’s top spokeswoman also left little doubt that the President will not support a bill that includes funding for abortion.

Asked by Newsmax if the president would rule out signing a bill that includes any tax dollars for abortion, Sanders replied: "The President stated that he would like to see a healthcare bill that does not include funding for abortion."

Pressed to say flatly he would rule out a bill that contains abortion funding, Sanders told us, "I believe that that is probably something that would be a priority for him. But in terms of negotiating what that healthcare package would look like, I'm not going to do that from the podium today."

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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Asked by Newsmax if the president would rule out signing a bill that includes any tax dollars for abortion, Sanders replied: "The President stated that he would like to see a healthcare bill that does not include funding for abortion."
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