It’s not every day that the far-left newspaper the Washington Post fact-checks a Democrat, but Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) got some of her own medicine when the Post ran a fact-check of her claims about taxpayer-funded abortion.
“The Hyde Amendment is something that the majority of the country does not support,” claimed Jayapal on CNN.
Life News reports:
Until very recently, the Hyde Amendment had strong bipartisan support in Congress, but Democrat leaders, many of whom receive huge campaign donations from the abortion industry, and President Joe Biden now want to force taxpayers to pay for abortions.
The public, however, remains opposed to their radical pro-abortion plan, something The Washington Post fact check confirmed.
It noted that Jayapal based her claim on a biased poll commissioned by a pro-abortion group, All Above All, which is lobbying for taxpayer-funded abortions. The Washington Post pointed out that the group asked the poll question to get a favorable response by including “’pregnancy-related healthcare’ with abortion as an afterthought.”
The polls cited include:
- 2018 PRRI poll: “In your view, should government health insurance programs for low-income women, like Medicaid, cover abortion, or not?” Yes: 46 percent. No: 51 percent.
- 2016 YouGov poll: “The Hyde Amendment prohibits federal funds from being used to fund abortions, except in the case of incest, rape or to save the life of the mother. Do you support or oppose the Hyde Amendment?” Support: 55 percent. Oppose: 29 percent.
- 2016 Politico/Harvard poll: “Medicaid is the largest government program that pays for health care for low income people. Currently the federal government prohibits the use of federal funds to pay for abortions under Medicaid? Do you favor or oppose changing this policy to allow Medicaid funds to be used to pay for abortions?” Favor: 36 percent. Oppose: 58 percent.
- 2014 CNN-ORC poll: “Generally speaking, are you in favor of using public funds for abortions when the woman cannot afford it, or are you opposed to that?” Favor: 39 percent. Oppose: 56 percent.
The newspaper mentioned two other polls with different results, but it noted that one was worded in a very confusing way.