Defunding because of abortion is a way to circumvent the law. In essence saying, "We know the law won't LET us do this... so we will simply close ACCESS to it". It takes away the PURPOSE of 'checks and balances'... we may not agree but this REMOVES the process. It is NOT AGAINST THE LAW TO GET AN ABORTION... that is the law as it stands. Removing funding is a 'back doorway' to change the law.