A House subcommittee has repealed the Hyde amendment in their spending budget proposal – we get reaction from Rep. Ashley Hinson of Iowa, who sits on the key House Appropriations Committee. Autumn Christensen, federal policy director for the Susan B. Anthony List, breaks down why this budget proposal is especially alarming for pro-lifers… and much more!
Before her retirement last year, former congresswoman and House Appropriations Committee chair Nita Lowey (D., N.Y.) said it was her “fervent wish” that Congress remove “once and for all” the Hyde amendment. Hyde and similar riders, which for decades enjoyed bipartisan support, have prevented taxpayer funding of abortion-on-demand. Hyde, Lowey said, “deserves to be in… READ MORE
The so-called “American Rescue Plan” opens a startling new chapter in Congress’s debate over what has been all but settled law for four decades: the federal government’s long-standing policy of not using taxpayer funds to pay for or promote abortion on demand.
The Senate on Saturday passed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, the Democrats’ latest pork-filled COVID “relief” bill. Republicans offered a number of common-sense amendments that would protect American taxpayers. Not surprisingly, Democrats rejected the majority of the amendment, including Sen. James Lankford’s (R-OK) amendment to prevent taxpayer-funded abortions.
The head of a pro-life group is slamming the coronavirus relief bill passed by the United States House last week, contending that it amounts to a “slush fund” for the major abortion provider Planned Parenthood.
Since 1976 under President Jimmy Carter, all appropriations bills passed through Congress have come with a rider, the Hyde Amendment, which bans taxpayer funding of abortion. Even throughout all eight years of the Obama administration, the Hyde Amendment was consistently included in spending bills.