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Abortion, the federal health care bill and Matt Gaetz: The makings of a PolitiFact



State Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, has brought back a provision of a bill vetoed by Gov. Charlie Crist in 2010 that would prohibit the use of federal or state funding to provide abortion coverage.

And with the bill, he's restating a common and complicated misconception about the federal health care law -- that the bill signed into law by President Barack Obama includes taxpayer-funding for abortions. Read our explanation here.

[Last modified: Thursday, March 17, 2011 4:45pm]


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