On Monday, Lifesite News reported that more than 180 congressional leaders have sent a letter to Republican leadership stating their support for the Hyde Amendment.
The article reports:
More than 180 U.S. congressional lawmakers sent a letter to Republican congressional leadership to support their commitment to maintain the Hyde Amendment and other protections for the preborn in government spending legislation.
“Thank you for the consistent pro-life leadership you have shown even as House and Senate Democrats have demonstrated their plan to use Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Appropriations legislation to strip out longstanding pro-life protections that have been in place for decades,” wrote the congressmen to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy of California. “We appreciate your unwavering commitment to ensuring that these pro-life protections are retained in any FY2022 final appropriations bill. We will vote against any federal funding bill that weakens or eliminates them.”
The Hyde Amendment prohibits the use of federal funds to cover the cost of abortions.
The article concludes:
In initial spending legislation for 2022, Democrats intentionally removed long-standing protections for the preborn in their bid to fund the government. The Hyde Amendment, the most well-known of these safeguards, which prohibits direct taxpayer funding for most abortions, was replaced with pro-abortion provisions to advance the practice. The congressmen highlight the Hyde Amendment’s critical impact, citing a study that estimates that this Amendment alone is responsible for having saved at least 2.4 million lives.
Additionally, the congressmen write how Joe Biden as a U.S. Senator once told a constituent that “those of us who are opposed to abortion should not be compelled to pay for them.”
In early December, both the U.S. House and the Senate passed a continuing resolution to fund the federal government through February 18, 2022. The 181 congressmen insist that in order for any appropriations legislation to pass, all traditional and long-standing protections for preborn life must be retained.
You don’t have “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” if someone murders you before you are born. I think it’s time to realize that the culture of easy abortion is a contradiction of the ideals that America was founded on.