Congressman Tom Marino (R-10) has co-sponsored a bill which is said to correct “loose” language in the current health care law.


Congressman Tom Marino (R-10) has co-sponsored a bill which is said to correct “loose” language in the current health care law.

House Resolution 3, known as the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” would establish government-wide statutory prohibition on abortion funding.

Marino said the bill would also strengthen the Hyde Amendment, which bars federal funding for abortion, but Marino says, should be renewed every year.

“Repealing ObamaCare was just the start,” Marino stated in a press release. “My colleagues and I have already started what will be a thoughtful and comprehensive effort to enact meaningful health care reforms that will lower costs and increase access.”

Marino stated that Congress will tackle problems one bill at a time by addressing issues such as coverage for pre-existing conditions and allowing people to cross state lines to buy insurance.

HR3 was introduced by Reps. Christopher Smith, a New Jersey Republican, and Daniel Lipinski, a Illinois Democrat.

Proponents of HR3 argue that the language in the recent health care law is too loose, allowing for the possibility of abortion funding.

The bill’s introduction coincides with the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion. Two D.C.-bound buses departed Monday from Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne and Susquehanna counties for the 39th anniversary of the March for Life.