Pro-life activists say they are engaged in a battle royal over the issue of taxpayers funding abortion but insist pro-life taxpayers can help win the day.
The Republican Study Committee in Washington, D.C. has released a letter, co-signed by 200 lawmakers, pledging to vote against any government funding bill that eliminates or weakens the Hyde Amendment.
Laura Echeverria of the National Right to Life Committee explains that the 1976 Medicaid amendment, treasured by pro-life activists and hated by abortion supporters, prohibits use of federal money to pay for abortions.
“We have seen some comments and some statements coming out of pro-abortion Democrats,” she advises, “that clearly state that the Hyde Amendment is in the crosshairs right now, and they have taken aim at that, and they are wanting to overturn it.”
Those abortion supporters now have an ally in the White House since President Joe Biden famously flip-flopped: He supported the Hyde Amendment during his decades-long Senate career only to switch his views during the Democratic presidential primary.
Pro-lifers contend the amendment over the years has saved over two million lives of preborn babies.
Over the last decade, surveys have clearly shown taxpayers don't want their money to fund abortions, and the issue even splits abortion supporters.
With a well-organized push under way to overturn it, Echeverria says the public needs to speak up and tell Congress to leave the Hyde Amendment untouched.