House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Democrats have decided to leave the Hyde Amendment–which prevents direct taxpayer funding for abortions–for now in hopes that they will win the Senate and White House in November.
While the Hyde Amendment has had bipartisan support for a many years, Democrats have moved radically to the left on abortion recently, with several states passing new laws that allowed the procedure right up to birth.
“Outside the beltway, taxpayer funded abortion is rejected by most voters of both parties, which is why the Hyde Amendment that limits spending to the hard cases perseveres,” Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins said.
A recent Marist poll said that 60 percent of Americans “oppose” or “strongly oppose” using taxpayer dollars for women’s abortions.
Even so-called “moderate” Joe Biden said in July 2019 that he now opposed the Hyde amendment, after supporting it for many years.
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