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    DEMS Kill Hyde Amendment

    I suppose this is another reason Schumer (and the DEMS) want to kill the filibuster.

    From 1976 to 2020, regardless of partisan control of Congress, every appropriations bill funding Medicaid included the Hyde amendment, which prohibits federal funding of abortions for enrollees except in rare circumstances. From 1973 to 2020, the Helms amendment — a similar prohibition on direct taxpayer funding of abortions in international-aid programs — was attached to every appropriations bill funding the State Department.

    But this week, not a single House Democrat voted against either appropriations bill on the grounds that the legislation would force American taxpayers to fund the deliberate destruction of innocent human lives at home and abroad.

    The House Democrats’ unanimous support for taxpayer funding of abortion is atrocious. As common sense and multiple studies tell us, government subsidies for abortion result in more abortions. A report published in 2020 by the Charlotte Lozier Institute, a nonprofit affiliated with the Susan B. Anthony List, estimated that the Hyde amendment had spared the lives of more than 2,400,000 human beings since 1976. Studies by the Guttmacher Institute, a Planned Parenthood offshoot, have also found that Medicaid funding of abortion causes Medicaid recipients to procure abortions at a much higher rate.

    The good news is that appropriations bills are still subject to a filibuster in the Senate. That means Senate Republicans certainly will, as they must, block passage of any appropriations bill lacking the Hyde amendment, the Helms amendment, and other traditional, to this point largely uncontroversial, pro-life measures. Strong majorities of American voters still oppose taxpayer funding of abortion.
    Last edited by Pauls' Revere; 07-31-2021 at 12:46 PM.

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    Remember when the MSM actually reported this sort of thing?

    You know the sort of thing I mean. News.
    "Stupidity got us into this mess. Why can't it get us out?"--Will Rogers

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