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HYDE IN PLAIN SIGHT: 48 GOP Senators Promise to Oppose Bills Allowing Taxpayer-Funded Abortion

posted by Hannity Staff - 6.02.22

According to The Daily Wire, 48 GOP Senators, including Tim Scott (SC), Steve Daines (MT), and James Lankford sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) vowing to block any legislation that would allow taxpayer funding of abortions.

“The letter urged unwavering support of the Hyde Amendment that has long ensured restrictions regarding taxpayer funding of abortion services,” DW reported

“We write to express our unwavering support for the Hyde Amendment and all other longstanding pro-life protections. For more than 45 years, the Hyde Amendment has ensured that taxpayer dollars are not used to fund abortions, saving the lives of nearly 2.5 million preborn children. As you know, the Hyde Amendment is supported by both a substantial majority of the American public and a bipartisan majority of sitting United States Senators, and was most recently signed into law by President Biden,” the Senators wrote.

“On February 5, 2021, we wrote to you that ‘[w]e are committed to vote against the advancement of any legislation that would eliminate or weaken the Hyde Amendment or any other current-law pro-life protections, or otherwise undermine existing Federal pro-life policy.’ We firmly renew this commitment for FY 2023,” they added.

“We urge you to start where we finished by making a baseline commitment to maintain the same pro-life protections that were included in [FY22 Appropriations], and to eschew any taxpayer-funded giveaways that benefit the multi-billion-dollar abortion industry,” the letter stated.

Senator Scott shared the letter and a message on Twitter:

“For more than 45 years, the Hyde Amendment has ensured that taxpayer dollars are not used to fund abortions. I’m proud to stand with so many of my colleagues in pledging to vote against any legislation that puts Hyde at risk.”

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