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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act:

 “The new Republican government has a unity of values and a unity of purpose. We are committed to defending life, not destroying it; and we are committed to ensuring taxpayer money is not used to support a practice that millions of Americans are deeply and morally against.

“By reinstating the Mexico City Policy, President Trump ensured American taxpayer dollars wouldn’t be used to support groups that provide and promote abortions abroad. The House’s vote today bars taxpayer money from funding abortion right here at home. No matter what side of the issue people are on, we should all agree to respect each other’s consciences and end taxpayer funding of such a contentious practice.”