Surprising no one, the White House Office of Management and Budget issued a formal veto threat Thursday for Rep. Chris Smith's (R-NJ) No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.
"The Administration strongly opposes H.R. 7," the Statement of Administration Policy reads. "The legislation would intrude on women's reproductive freedom and access to health care; increase the financial burden on many Americans; unnecessarily restrict the private insurance choices that consumers have today; and restrict the District of Columbia's use of local funds, which undermines home rule."
"If the President were presented with H.R. 7, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto this bill," the statement concludes.
Thousands of pro-life activists are set to march in Washington, DC, Thursday as part of the annual March for Life event which marks the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision.
As he did last year, Pope Francis tweeted out support for the march.