Congressman Joe Pitts (R-PA) is excited for the arrival of Pop Francis in the United States. He hopes that he will speak out in support of the important work we have done in the House to protect our children.

The Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee held a hearing on two drafts of legislation to ban any service provider convicted of violating either the Born Alive Infants Protection Act or the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act from participating in Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. These bills would also empower states to stop giving Medicaid funding to any provider whom they suspect of breaking these laws.

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