Just like the Mexico City Policy, this bill is likely to increase abortions while also increasing risk of maternal mortality. A study conducted by the Stanford University School of Medicine studying the effects of the Mexico City Policy on abortion rates demonstrates how complex these sorts of policies are (http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/89/12/11-091660/en/). In the study they show that due to the fact that some organizations such as International Planned Parenthood would rather forego US funding than stop providing abortion-related healthcare, it reduces the effectiveness of other critical healthcare activities they do. The result is a reduction in use of contraceptives and an increase in pregnancies and unsafe abortions. I am against this bill both on moral principles that women should have the right to choose and on the utilitarian notion that this bill won't even accomplish what it's backers want to achieve, which is a reduction of abortions. If you truly are pro-life and look at the evidence then you should not support this bill. If you are pro-choice then you should not support this bill. Let's look at bipartisan ways to accomplish everyone's goals. It has been shown that education and empowerment of girls and women leads to lower teen pregnancies and fewer unwanted pregnancies. Education around contraceptives also helps. Let's put our energy and money into the areas that will reduce the problems in the first place, rather than argue over solutions that the other side is against.