Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) introduced a bill on Friday that would ban federal funds from covering travel costs for people who obtain out-of-state abortions.
The new legislation would ensure taxpayer money would not go to anyone seeking to travel to a state with less restrictive abortion laws to get the procedure, according to Cawthorn.
“Ensuring that the innocent among us are protected is something that is very near and dear to my heart. One of the most important ways we can protect the unborn is by stopping the Biden Administration’s gross abuse of power and executive overreach,” Cawthorn said Friday.
“This legislation showcases that Congress will respect the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe and not allow the federal government to overreach their constitutional authority.”
Battle lines have emerged over the issue of out-of-state abortions since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last month. Already, nine states have banned abortion, and more restrictive laws and bans are expected to proliferate across the country.