A group of pro-life evangelicals who chose to vote for President Joe Biden are now complaining that they are disappointed and feel “betrayed” by recent abortion measures taken by the new administration.
In an “Open letter on The American Recovery Act” posted on Breaking911 on Sunday, March 7, the group deemed Pro-Life Evangelicals for Biden said, “We feel used and betrayed” as the Biden administration is supporting a CCP Virus (coronavirus) relief bill that excludes a measure that prevents taxes from supporting abortion.
“We are very disappointed about the COVID-19 relief package’s exclusion of the Hyde Amendment, a long-standing bipartisan policy that prevents taxpayer funding for abortion,” the group wrote. “We’re even more upset that the Biden administration is supporting the bill.”
“As pro-life leaders in the evangelical community, we publicly supported President Biden’s candidacy with the understanding that there would be engagement [with] us on the issue of abortion and particularly the Hyde Amendment,” the statement from the group reads.
The evangelicals complained that the Biden campaign wanted to talk to them to gain their support and they gave it on the condition there would be active dialogue and common ground solutions on the abortion issues, but the Biden team has failed to stick to their word.
“We feel used and betrayed and have no intention of simply watching these kinds of efforts happen from the sidelines,” the group said.
Pro-Life Evangelicals for Biden: “We feel used and betrayed.” pic.twitter.com/63lWYu0IeU
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 7, 2021
The group then called on President Biden to honor his commitment and immediately demanded the House apply the Hyde language to the American relief package.
“This is no time for radical change to long-standing abortion policy,” they said, calling for some Democratic lawmakers to oppose the bill and demand the Hyde Amendment be included.