The bishops said it is ‘inhumane’ to provide taxpayer-funded abortion as ‘a so-called solution to pregnancy’ and not ‘resources needed to welcome a child and flourish as a family.’ Previously, the VA banned abortion and abortion counseling in its programs.
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The bishops’ letter reflected on the congressional Democrats’ Build Back Better Act and the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which combined could approve trillions of dollars in spending.
Pro-life leaders have warned that health care spending in the bill could fund abortions, unless specific pro-life language is added to the legislation to block such funding.
Notably missing from the legislation was the Hyde Amendment, first passed by Congress in 1976. The policy, normally enacted as part of federal spending bills, prohibits federal funding of elective abortions in Medicaid.
In his Jan. 28 executive order, President Biden instructed the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to review the Title X Protect Life rule, the first administrative step toward reversing it.
According to a recent Knights of Columbus/Marist poll, more than three-quarters of Americans opposed taxpayer funding of abortions overseas, and 58% of respondents opposed taxpayer-funded abortions in the U.S.
The Hyde Amendment, a policy barring taxpayer funding of elective abortions, has been law since 1976. I
Several of the party’s 2020 candidates back repeal of the Helms Amendment, even though a recent poll found 75% of Americans oppose such funding.
The 2010 decision to allow abortion funding through the Affordable Care Act continues to sow deep division between congressional Republicans and Democrats.