On Thursday, pro-abortion Democrats Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) announced that they will be filing the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Act that would permanently restrict the Hyde Amendment from prohibiting federal funds going to abortion.
The bill is being co-sponsored by Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Diana DeGette (D-CO), and in the Senate by U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI).
“The Hyde Amendment has to go. It’s caused decades of harm, especially for women of color working to make ends meet,” alleges Silvia Henriquez, co-president of pro-abortion All* Above All.
Other pro-abortion groups, such as NARAL, claimed the life-saving Hyde Amendment was “systematically racist” and discriminated against people based on “immigration status” in their defense of the EACH Act.
Center for American Progress, another extreme abortion-supporting group wrote, “The EACH Act would take a necessary step toward ensuring equitable abortion access for all by guaranteeing abortion coverage without restrictions based on a person’s income, insurance provider, or geography.”
According to the Charlotte Lozier Institute, the Hyde Amendment saves over 60,000 lives each year.
The Institute writes, “Since 1976, the Hyde Amendment has saved thousands of lives in almost every state. For example, 258,265 lives have been saved in Texas. In Florida, 171,514 lives have been saved. Over 100,000 lives have been saved in Illinois, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.”
What are your thoughts on the EACH Act, which strips out the Hyde Amendment for good?