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GOP Rep: Preventing Abortions Creates Jobs

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Reps. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Diana DeGette (D-CO), co-chairs of the Pro-Choice Caucus, were not pleased with Goodlatte's description of the bill as pro-choice, according to the Huffington Post.

"After years of stalling, Congressional Republicans have finally released their jobs plan: attacking women’s health," they said. "To paraphrase our old friend, Rep. Barney Frank, Republicans in Washington believe that life begins at conception but ends at birth -- they want to eliminate contraception and abortion, but won’t support early childhood education like Head Start or universal Pre-K, pay equity for single mothers, affordable child care, or SNAP benefits."

A Congressional Budget Office report on a House bill last summer that banned abortions after 20 weeks said it would have cost the federal government $225 million in Medicaid spending over a decade.