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President Biden proposes budget without protections against taxpayer funding of abortion

Joe Biden

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Denise Burke regarding President Biden’s proposed FY23 budget that eliminates the usual Hyde Amendment and other similar provisions that protect against taxpayer funding of abortion:

“Government-compelled participation in abortion has no place in our country. The Hyde Amendment has been included in the budget every year since it first went into effect in 1976—including in the omnibus spending bill the president signed just two weeks ago. The majority of Americans oppose having their tax dollars pay for abortions, yet President Biden continues to insist on catering to the abortion industry instead of listening to the American people. While it is disappointing to see such brazen attempts by the president to wipe out bipartisan policies that support women and protect innocent life, we are grateful for the many members of both chambers of Congress who continue to fight against these extreme proposals. We will stand alongside them to ensure that 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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