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JUN 24, 2014 - Huffington Post

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House Committee Makes Rare Move In Favor Of Abortion Rights

The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved by voice vote an amendment that will extend abortion coverage to Peace Corps volunteers who are raped during their service. The GOP-controlled committee blocked the abortion coverage provision last year after the Senate tried to include it in the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill. But no Republicans spoke out against the measure on Tuesday at a committee mark-up of the FY 2015 version of the bill, and the provision passed quickly by a voice vote. Since 1979, the federal appropriations provision that funds the Peace ... Read More

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