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US Senate passes budget amendment to prevent taxpayer funding of abortions

US Senate

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Denise Burke regarding the U.S. Senate’s passage Tuesday of Sen. James Lankford’s budget resolution amendment that protects against taxpayer funding of abortion:

“Every innocent life deserves to be protected. Ensuring that taxpayer dollars do not pay for abortions has saved lives, and it is a policy that continues to receive support from a majority of Americans. American taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to fund abortions or to subsidize the dangerous work of abortionists. In the wake of the House of Representatives’ recent rejection of the Hyde and Weldon amendments, we are especially pleased to see the Senate vote in favor of bipartisan policies that support women and protect human life. We commend Sens. Lankford, Daines, and Blunt for taking a stand for life by introducing this important amendment and for the senators who joined them by voting in favor of it.”

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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