Pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood and the Guttmacher Institute are teaming up with liberal members of Congress in calling for the repeal of the pro-life Hyde Amendment in 2021.
The Hyde Amendment is a provision in the federal budget that prevents Americans from being forced to fund abortion procedures with their tax dollars. It contains exceptions for cases of rape or incest or when the mother’s life or physical health are in jeopardy.
Every year since 1976 Congress has attached some version of the Hyde Amendment to the federal budget to prevent taxpayer-funded abortion.
But Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D – Connecticut), the newly elected chair of the House Appropriations Committee in Congress, says the Hyde Amendment will not appear on next year’s budget in the U.S. House.
Because of Hyde, too many are hostage to their geography.— Rosa DeLauro (@rosadelauro) November 30, 2020
In the coming Congress, the House spending bill will not include it.
Several pro-abortion groups — including Planned Parenthood and Guttmacher Institute — have issued statements supporting removal of the pro-life Hyde Amendment from the federal budget.
For 44 years, the Hyde Amendment has denied people abortion coverage, harming those already marginalized by systemic inequality — especially people of color, young people, transgender, and non-binary folks.— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) December 3, 2020
We must #BeBoldEndHyde pic.twitter.com/3pjwRouRb2
Here’s the truth:
Public opinion polling has shown again and again that Americans don’t want to pay for abortions with their tax dollars.
For years the Hyde Amendment was viewed as a reasonable compromise between pro-life and pro-abortion congressmen, but it’s clear that pro-abortion groups no longer see it that way.
Without the Hyde Amendment, even if you don’t support abortion and you don’t have an abortion, you could still be forced to pay for an abortion with your taxes.