Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a massive $2 trillion spending bill Friday. The bill will force American taxpayers to pay for the killing of unborn babies in abortions.
Life News reports:
Republican leaders temporarily delayed a vote on the legislation Thursday, but Democrats, who control the House, pushed forward Friday morning, passing the bill in a 220-213 vote, the BBC reports. Only one Democrat joined Republicans in voting against it.
Nicknamed the “Build Back Better” Act, a project of President Joe Biden, the bill would force taxpayers to pay for abortions, including elective late-term abortions, Republican leaders warned.
According to the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, the legislation even would fund abortions with taxpayer dollars in pro-life states that have opted out of abortion funding in the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
“Pelosi and her allies are sneakily working to force Americans to be complicit in abortion on demand up to birth every which way they can,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life organization. “She even touted the fact that the popular bipartisan Hyde and Helms amendments, which stop taxpayer funding of abortion both at home and overseas, are simply ‘not in the bill.’”
The Hyde Amendment bans taxpayer funding for abortions in Medicaid and other federal programs. The Helms Amendment prohibits taxpayer funding for abortions in other countries. The Hyde Amendment alone has been credited with saving about 2.5 million babies’ lives.
During a Thursday press conference, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed that the $2 trillion bill will force taxpayers to fund abortions. When a reporter asked Pelosi if the Hyde Amendment is in the bill, she replied, “It’s not in the bill. It’s not in the bill.”
Nancy Pelosi confirms the $1.75 trillion tax-and-spending spree does not include the Hyde Amendment, which bans the taxpayer funding of abortion. pic.twitter.com/iiwreqcY5u
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