Today the House will consider legislation banning all funding for abortion and "family-planning." While this may seem to be a step forward for those who oppose taxpayer-funded abortions, this legislation is likely dead on arrival in Harry Reid's Senate.
Throughout his congressional career, Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul championed legislation that would have banned all funding of abortion. When Republicans controlled the House, Senate, and White House, this legislation could have passed Congress and would have been signed into law—but the GOP leadership never showed any interest in moving this legislation. They only showed an interest in this issue after Obama became President. Perhaps I am being too cynical, but this suggests the GOP leadership is more interested in symbolic votes to make opponents of taxpayer-funded abortion think they are on their side than actually protecting taxpayers from being forced to subsidize abortions.