GAO Report: ObamaCare Includes Taxpayer-Funded Abortion

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CWALAC_MediaStatementWASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), an independent watchdog agency, released a new report outlining abortion coverage in ObamaCare. The report found that all Americans, even in states that have excluded abortion from their exchanges, are being forced to subsidize these services. It also found that when Americans tried to determine whether abortion coverage was included in their plan, that information was not readily available.

Concerned Women for America CEO and President Penny Nance says in the statement below that President Obama has broken yet another promise to the American people:

“In a joint session of Congress in September 2009, President Obama unequivocally said that under the health care plan he proposed, ‘no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.'[1] Now we know that at least 1,036 plans cover abortion, and the so-called ‘surcharge’ for abortion coverage is simply an accounting gimmick. For a president who claims to pursue the most transparent administration, he continues to reject calls to shed light on what exactly is in plans on the health care exchange.

“We deserve to know from our providers just what our insurance plans cover and, even more, we deserve to be assured that we will not be forced to pay for abortions under the guise of health care. Nearly 60% of Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortion.[2] The House has acted by passing the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act; it is time for Senator Reid and President Obama to rectify this broken promise.”

For an interview with Penny Nance, please contact Alison Howard at or 202-266-4816.


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