Conservatives applauded the House Ways and Means Committee for passing a bill that would eliminate tax benefits relating to abortion.

The measure, H.R. 1232, was approved in a party-line vote, 22-14, on Thursday. It now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives.

“This legislation will ensure that not only will abortion funding be removed from Obamacare and the District of Columbia, but that the tax credits under Obamacare and tax incentives in current law will no longer create a government incentive to pay for abortions,” commented Family Research Council President Tony Perkins.

Under the bill, taxpayers would be prevented from deducting the cost of an abortion from their taxable income and they would not be allowed to use tax credits to pay for health plans that cover the procedure. Women would also be prevented from using tax-free money in their health savings accounts for abortions.

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