Budget Bills Include Abortion Restrictions

Over muted White House objections, the budget-balancing bills heading for votes in the House and Senate this week include curbs on abortions as part of a proposed program of health care for uninsured children age 18 and under.

Under both the House and Senate versions of the measure, federal funds would be denied for abortions under the program except in cases of rape or incest or when the life of the mother would be in danger.

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