Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- President Bush signed a bill on Wednesday that includes language protecting hospitals, medical professionals and health insurance providers from being forced or perform or pay for abortions. A larger governmental funding bill contains the pro-life provision.
The measure ensures that state and local governments receiving money from the federal Health and Human Services Department cannot discriminate against health care providers that do not perform abortions, pay for abortions, provide insurance coverage for abortions or refer to agencies that perform abortions.
The measure was originally passed by the House of Representatives as a stand-alone bill known as the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act (ANDA) but it never received a Senate vote.
Pro-life groups say the measure is necessary because abortion advocates are working feverishly to require hospitals and insurance companies to perform or pay for abortions.
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