Hyde Amendment Showdown On ObamaCare
Andy Schlafly: Republican senators under pressure to accept federal funding of abortion
June 13, 2017
The Hyde Amendment has long been the single most important pro-life legislation at the federal level, originally enacted in 1976 and upheld on a 5-4 vote by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1980. The amendment, which is an annual rider to the federal budget, prohibits the use of federal taxpayer dollars to fund abortion.
The late Rep. Henry Hyde, an ally of Phyllis Schlafly from Illinois, championed this ban against forcing taxpayers to subsidize abortion at the federal level. This prohibition has been a mainstay of the Republican National Platform for decades, where Phyllis and Henry worked together tirelessly to preserve this pro-life plank of the GOP.
But it is in jeopardy now, as opponents of the unborn want Republican senators to accept federal funding of abortion and thereby ostracize…
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