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House passes abortion funding restrictions

Posted at 4:53 AM, Jan 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-29 04:20:13-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CNN) - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill with some funding restrictions that could alter if and how health insurance plans cover abortion procedures.

The 'No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act' would prohibit insurance plans sold through the Affordable Care Act's new health care exchanges from covering abortion.  It would also eliminate tax benefits for small businesses who choose insurance plans that cover the procedure.

The Senate is not expected to take up the bill and the White House has already threatened to veto it.