McCain sponsors bill banning 'taxpayer-funded abortions'

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Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, at a town hall meeting in October of 2013. (Source: CBS 5 News file) Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, at a town hall meeting in October of 2013. (Source: CBS 5 News file)
WASHINGTON (CBS5) -

U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, is sponsoring a bill that if passed would make changes to "Obamacare."

Roger Wicker, R-MS, and Pat Roberts, R-KS introduced the bill they say would enact a government-wide ban of taxpayer funding for abortions.

Similar policies such as the Hyde Amendment require annual passage and don't apply to Obamacare, according to McCain's office.

The bill would also require health insurance plans offered by the Affordable Care Act to disclose coverage of elective abortion procedures and the abortion surcharge embedded in plans.

Click here to read the full bill.

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