The budget debates are still going on in Congress and Democrats are still pushing for the elimination of the Hyde Amendment in any budget bills. This action will reverse a restriction on federal tax dollars being used to fund abortions that has existed since the 1970's.
On Thursday, July 29th, for the first time in 45 years, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to provide taxpayer funding of elective abortions for Medicaid recipients. The bill has not passed the Senate. Every Democrat present in the House voted to kill the Hyde amendment. Since 1976, every appropriations bill that passed the House included the Hyde amendment, which bars federal funding of abortion except in rare circumstances. Please contact your U.S. Senators and your Representative to encourage them to support the inclusion of the Hyde Amendment in all budget legislation.
The Democrat's plan is also to eliminate all Hyde related amendments that have existed for decades, such as the Weldon amendment, which protects the right of medical professionals (doctors, nurses, etc.) to not participate in abortions.
Take Action – contact your U.S. Senators and Representative today
Urge them to support keeping the Hyde amendment and all other similar amendments – such as the Weldon amendment – in the budget bills being considered by Congress
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