(CNN) - Rep. Mike Pence, the Indiana congressman who is considering a presidential bid, introduced an anti-abortion bill Friday that is certain to be greeted fondly by many Republicans ahead of his attendance at a conservative gathering in South Carolina this weekend.
The measure, which has 122 cosponsors and is called the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, seeks to ban federal funding for other services to organizations that perform abortions. The government is already banned from using Title X funds for abortions, but this bill–a version of which was first introduced two years ago–would expand the restrictions.
"It is morally wrong to end an unborn human life by abortion," Pence said in a statement. "It is also morally wrong to take the taxpayer dollars of millions of pro-life Americans and use them to promote abortion at home or abroad."
Pence added the bill "will ensure that abortion providers are not being subsidized with federal tax dollars."
Pence, the dark horse presidential favorite of many conservatives, introduced the bill a day before he will attend the Awakening Conference - an invite-only gathering on Kiawah Island of social conservatives that was originally conceived of to serve as an alternative to the more progressive GOP-backed Renaissance Weekend.