Wednesday’s vote was seen as a marker, setting members on the record for or against federal funding of abortions in the 2022 fiscal year budget.
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In remarks at her weekly press conference in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, Pelosi said she supports a repeal of Hyde because it is “an issue of health, of many women in America, especially those in lower-income situations and in different states.”
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.”
The state’s Republican governor, Bruce Rauner, reneged on an earlier promise to veto the law that will require Illinois taxpayers to pay for thousands of abortions annually.