Timothy Jost again explains how the Affordable Care Act prevents federal dollars from funding elective abortions.
On March 12, as required by the Affordable Care Act, the federal government released regulations that will determine how state health-insurance exchanges will work. Within days, the law’s opponents charged once again that “tens of millions of Americans will be getting federal subsidies to pay for abortions.” What’s more, according to the critics, the new regulations will end up tricking prolife Americans into inadvertently signing up for insurance plans that cover abortions. Not true. Rather, the ACA may be the single most prolife piece of legislation ever adopted by Congress.