Senate Prohibits Indian Money for Abortions

The U.S. Senate today passed U.S. Sen. David Vitters amendment prohibiting the use of federal Indian Health Service funds for abortions, except to save the life of the mother, or in cases of rape or incest of a minor. Read the rest of this article here.

Restricting women from having abortions is in no way going to prevent women from getting pregnant. It simply prevents them from having the means to pay for an abortion, thereby lowering their income status even more with the cost of another child. This has been proven over and over again – taking money away from reproductive health services is like putting a Bandaid on a slit wrist.