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“Rather than credit Mr. Driehaus for this accomplishment, the SBA List has falsely characterized him as voting for a bill that includes taxpayer funding for abortions, when the SBA List knows the exact opposite to be true,” the lawsuit says.

Pro-life activists say the money is fungible and that neither the law nor the executive order provides a sufficient firewall to prevent taxpayer-funded abortions.

“They are managing a program that certainly involves abortion coverage, and using this little accounting gimmick doesn’t keep the federal government out of the abortion business,” Ms. Dannenfelser said.

The House Judiciary committee on Thursday approved the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which calls for the permanent prohibition of taxpayer funding of abortion across all federal programs.

The bill, which is designed to reduce the need for numerous separate policies to prevent government funding for abortion, is now headed to the full House.