Pro-life leaders criticized the omission of these ‘riders’ from the spending bills.
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President Joe Biden, a Catholic, excluded the Hyde Amendment from his budget request to Congress for the 2022 fiscal year.
An amendment to include the Hyde Amendment in the appropriations bill failed at Thursday’s markup hearing in a 27-32 vote. The legislation, without the Hyde Amendment, ultimately passed the committee by a vote of 33-25.
A proposed federal spending bill is the most extreme pro-abortion funding bill in the history of the United States, said the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in a statement on Tuesday.
The bill did not include the Hyde Amendment, federal policy since 1976 which bars funding of abortions in Medicaid
Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, said in a statement on Monday, “Emboldened by the White House, pro-abortion Democrats in Congress will stop at nothing to expand abortion on demand, paid for by taxpayers, at home and abroad.”
Marshall argued that state attorneys general should work to protect a policy that offers conscience protections to taxpayers. “
‘I believe unborn children need the president of the United States and members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to be their friends and advocates,’ said Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., on Tuesday, before the House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected an opportunity to vote on a prohibition of taxpayer-funded abortion.
The president makes good on his campaign promise to oppose the Hyde Amendment, as Democrats push to end pro-life protections in spending bills.