House Votes To Restrict Federal Funding For Abortions

By a vote of 290-194, the U.S. House of Representatives has just passed an amendment that bans the use of federal funds to cover abortions for anyone covered under a proposed government-run health care plan.

According to the Associated Press, "the amendment also prevents private insurers from covering abortions for anyone getting federal subsidies to help pay their premiums." [AP]