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US Senate Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Bill That Funds Abortions

Claire Chretien : Mar 8, 2021  LifeSiteNews.com

"Shame on Senate Democrats who exploited COVID-19 relief to expand taxpayer-funded abortion on demand, breaking with more than four decades of bipartisan consensus." -Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List

(Washington, DC) — [LifeSiteNews.com] The US Senate voted 50 to 49 [Saturday] to pass a $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill that allows taxpayer funding of abortion contrary to the decades-old Hyde Amendment that has applied to every other COVID-19 relief package. (Screengrab image: via YouTube)

"The so-called American Rescue Plan is disastrous for unborn children and their mothers," said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List.

"After laboring through the night on a mountain of amendments—nearly all from Republicans and rejected—bleary-eyed senators approved the sprawling package on a 50-49 party-line vote. That sets up final congressional approval by the House next week so lawmakers can send it to Biden for his signature," TIME reported.

Senator Ron Johnson, R-WI, also forced the 628-page bill to be read aloud in the Senate chambers Thursday, which took 11 hours.

"Shame on Senate Democrats who exploited COVID-19 relief to expand taxpayer-funded abortion on demand, breaking with more than four decades of bipartisan consensus. The strong majority of Americans, including millions of rank-and-file Democrats, oppose forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions," said Dannenfelser. "We thank Senators Daines and Lankford for their heroic efforts to fix this bill, as well as the three Senate Democrats who stood up to extremists in their party and voted with all their Republican colleagues in favor of Hyde protections, showing that life is not a partisan issue."

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) also fought to prevent the bill from being able to be used to bail out Planned Parenthood, America's largest abortion chain... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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