A bill introduced in the House of Representatives by Democrats proves their approach to imposing abortion funding across the country, against the will of the majority of Americans.
“Biden-Pelosi Democrats are scrapping decades of bipartisan consensus to force taxpayers to fund abortion, doubling down on extremism to appease an increasingly radical base,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List quotes The Washington Free Beacon July 12.
She added, “This bill is too extreme to pass the Senate and is a major political liability for pro-abortion Democrats.”
The bill was released July 11 by the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittee. It would repeal the Hyde Amendment, which has for decades prevented federal tax dollars from funding abortion.
After four and a half decades, the Biden Administration proposed repealing the amendment in the budget presented in May. Although Biden supported the Hyde Amendment as a senator, he opposed it when running for president in 2019.
In addition, the bill, if passed, would also repeal the Weldon Amendment, which prevents federally funded institutions from discriminating against health care providers who refuse to perform abortions.
It would also modify the Title X family planning program to restore subsidies to entities such as the abortion supranational Planned Parenthood and other reproductive health care providers.
Meanwhile, at least 170 lawmakers demanded July 1 that the 2022 budget prevent taxpayer dollars from being used to fund abortion in a letter to President Joe Biden.
“It is an affront to the majority of Americans who do not want their tax dollars funding abortion on demand resulting in the death of children in the womb,” the lawmakers’ state in the letter.
They add, “The key to the Hyde Amendment’s four-and-a-half-decades longevity is that its purpose is clear and commonsensical: it prohibits the use of federal funds for abortions (with exceptions).”
The prohibition is given “on the basis that a great many taxpayers object to abortion on moral or religious grounds and, therefore, it is unconscionable to force them to pay for abortions by using their tax dollars for that purpose.”
They, therefore, recommend: “Congress should resist following President Biden down this path and should instead maintain the Hyde Amendment language in the budget it ultimately passes.”
A January poll conducted by the Knights of Columbus and Marist found that 58 percent of respondents oppose taxpayer funding for abortions.
In this regard, American Principles Project President Terry Schilling believes these abortionist actions by Democrats would severely affect their political future.
“Actions matter far more than rhetoric, and if Democrats continue to act as if the preferences of American voters don’t matter, then they should expect to pay a price for it in the next election. That’s how democracy works, after all,” Schilling said.
Notwithstanding all the opposition seen at home, the Democrats’ leftist agenda seeks to extend funding for the death of unborn babies internationally.
Thus, the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs subcommittee proposed in June to repeal the Helms Amendment and the Mexico City policy from its budget.
The Helms Amendment prevents taxpayer funds from financing abortion through foreign aid. And the Mexico City policy prevents taxpayer dollars from going to international organizations related to abortion services.