WASHINGTON — Federal taxpayer funds could end up subsidizing tens of thousands of abortions each year through the health-care legislation that is going into effect, according to a new study.
“The issue of whether the Affordable Care Act creates streams of taxpayer funding for abortion has been hotly debated,” said Chuck Donovan, president of the Charlotte Lozier Institute. “Research done by the Lozier Institute makes clear that, through the multistate plans alone, Americans will be complicit in the deaths of thousands of unborn children each year through their tax dollars.”
The Lozier Institute is the education and research arm of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List. Its report examines the Affordable Care Act’s multistate plans, which are present on the new health-insurance exchanges.
The institute estimates federal taxpayers will heavily subsidize between 71,000 and 111,500 abortions per year through federal premium tax credits and Medicaid expansion for subscribers to plans that cover abortion.