Abortion | Congress moves toward passing a bill allowing local funding of abortions in the District of Columbia
by Emily Belz
Posted 7/09/09, 05:55 pm
WASHINGTON-For the first time in over 10 years, local funds may be used for abortions in the District of Columbia. A pending appropriations bill that covers the district's budget has stripped out prohibitions on the funding of abortions, though using federal funds for that purpose is still banned. Because Washington, D.C., is not a state, the district must go through Congress to have its laws and budget approved.