Democrats Target the Hyde Amendment in New Legislation

Home Democrats proceed their assault in opposition to the pro-life motion, with their newest sufferer being the long-standing Hyde Modification.

The Home Democrats, led by Consultant Barbara Lee D-Calif., plan to reintroduce the Equal Entry to Abortion Protection in Well being Insurance coverage (EACH) Act, which might repeal the Hyde Modification and power United States residents to have their taxes fund abortions.

The Hyde Modification has been probably the most vital items of pro-life laws enacted in United States historical past. Republicans and Democrats have supported the modification since its enactment in 1976. The bipartisan modification prevented Medicaid funds from paying for abortion, and members of Congress and presidents of each events continued to uphold it for many years.

However the political panorama is completely different in a Dobbs America, and Home Democrats are pursuing each alternative to assault pro-life laws. Earlier this yr, Home Republicans handed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Safety Act, solely getting one Democrat to assist the pro-life laws.

Susan B. Anthony Professional-Life America, one in all America’s main pro-life teams and defender of the Hyde Modification, issued a press release concerning the new laws.

More than 2.5 million Americans are alive immediately due to the Hyde Modification, but pro-abortion Democrats proceed to disregard the clear will of the folks of their push to impose abortion on demand and even infanticide, paid for by taxpayers, nationwide,” Marjorie Dannenfelser, the pro-life group’s president, mentioned in a press release Thursday.

“Polling launched this month confirms 60% of Individuals oppose utilizing tax {dollars} to fund abortion domestically, and 78% oppose utilizing tax {dollars} to fund abortion overseas,” Dannenfelser added. “That sturdy opposition transcends gender, race and financial standing and even encompasses a full third of rank-and-file Democrats. The reply is to make the Hyde Modification everlasting government-wide, and we assist laws launched by Rep. Chris Smith, Senator Roger Wicker and their colleagues to do precisely that.” 

The invoice will face opposition from the newly Republican-majority Home.

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