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House Committee approves budget that allows taxpayer funding of abortions

U.S. House

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Denise Burke regarding the House Appropriations Committee’s decision Thursday to approve a budget without the Hyde Amendment and other similar provisions that protect against taxpayer funding of abortion:

“American taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to fund abortions or to subsidize the dangerous work of abortionists. Every innocent life deserves to be protected. Nearly 2.5 million lives have been saved by the Hyde Amendment since it went into effect 40 years ago. The majority of Americans support the Hyde Amendment and believe that the abortion industry should not be funded by taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars. Government-compelled participation in abortion has no place in our country—an idea that has historically enjoyed bipartisan support. While we are disappointed by the bill the House Appropriations Committee approved today, we are grateful for the many members of the committee who voiced support for Hyde and outrage at its removal from the bill. ADF will continue to fight to ensure that these commonsense, bipartisan policies preventing federal funding of abortion remain in place.”

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.

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