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Nearly 200 Members of Congress Vow to Uphold the Hyde Amendment, and Protect the Preborn in Spending Bills

Nick Marmalejo : Jan 18, 2022  LifeSiteNews.com

Democrats have tried to remove long-standing pro-life protections, including the Hyde Amendment, in 2022 government spending bills.

(Washington, DC) — [LifeSiteNews.com] More than 180 US 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. (Image: Pixabay)

"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."

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 US Senator once told a constituent that "those of us who are opposed to abortion should not be compelled to pay for them"... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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