On Thursday, pro-life advocates were arrested for peacefully protesting against taxpayer-funded abortions on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Stanton Public Policy, the advocacy branch of a pro-life women’s healthcare group, and its Purple Sash Revolution led the protest in support of the Hyde Amendment, according to a press release from the organization.
President Joe Biden and Democrat leaders in Congress are trying to get rid of the long-standing amendment and force taxpayers to fund abortions. The Hyde Amendment prohibits taxpayer funding for elective abortions in Medicaid and other federal programs.
One of the pro-lifers who was arrested was Danielle Versluys, chief operating officer for Stanton Public Policy.
“Last week, Cori Bush was allowed to protest [the eviction moratorium] and camp out for several nights on the Capitol steps. The U.S. Capitol Police stood by and watched …” she said in a statement. “Yesterday, Stanton Public Policy members took our message to the very same public platform as Congresswoman Bush, asking Congress to protect our most vulnerable citizens — babies in the womb.”
Yes this happened tonight! We just got out of jail for our peaceful witness supporting the “Hyde Amendment” at the US Capitol building. Much more to come. #ProLife @SBAList @March_for_Life @Michael_J_New @demsforlife @LifeNewsHQ pic.twitter.com/seduFWeo90
— Rev. Patrick Mahoney (@revmahoney) August 13, 2021