Orrin Hatch Tacks Anti-Abortion Amendment Onto Korean Trade Deal
First Posted: 06/30/11 12:37 PM ET Updated: 06/30/11 12:54 PM ET
Laura Bassett

WASHINGTON–Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) attached an amendment to the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement on Thursday that would ban any organizations that provide abortions, including hospitals, from receiving Medicaid family planning funds — even if those abortions are to save a woman’s life.

The Senate Finance Committee will consider the amendment Thursday afternoon as they begin action on the South Korea pact, despite the fact that there is no connection between the two issues.

“Clearly abortion has absolutely nothing to do with U.S-South Korea trade,” Donna Crane, policy director for NARAL Pro-Choice America, told HuffPost. “It’s completely insane — he’s looking to bring down trade bills for abortion politics, and frankly for his own politics.”

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