EXCLUSIVE: Representatives Carter and Stefanik introduce legislation to stop federal funding for abortion transportation

Georgia Republican Rep. Buddy Carter and New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik introduced legislation Thursday that would prevent federal funding for transportation to get abortions.

The legislation, called the Defunding Abortion Transportation Act, says states cannot provide non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) funds to transport people for abortions, according to a copy of the bill obtained by The Daily Caller. The introduction of the bill follows concerns that the Biden administration will say that non-emergency medical transportation can be used to transport people for abortions and could even be used to pay for transportation across borders. of State.

In late June, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra said President Joe Biden’s administration was considering helping transport women across state lines for access to abortion. Vice President Kamala Harris added that the administration was looking into possible “travel vouchers” for women to access abortions. (RELATED: HHS Secretary Says Biden Admin Could Help Transport Women Across State Lines for Abortion)

“The Biden administration is preparing to fund interstate travel for people seeking abortions. It’s wrong. The Abortion Transportation Funding Act will put in place safeguards to prevent the federal government from subsidizing the deaths of unborn children. The Democrats’ abortion program, which allows elective taxpayer-funded abortions up to the time of birth, is extreme and must be brought under control,” Carter told the Daily Caller before introducing the legislation.

Stefanik stressed that “taxpayer money should NEVER fund abortions.”

“As the Biden administration attempts to subsidize access to states like New York run by far-left governments that continue to allow radical taxpayer-funded abortion on demand, I work to protect lives. by prohibiting states from providing transportation across state lines to end the life of the unborn child,” Stefanik told the Daily Caller.

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The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will transfer pregnant migrant women across state lines for abortions after being detained in states where abortion is not permitted. is not allowed.

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