- Jul 31, 2021
The leader of Nancy Pelosi’s home archdiocese reiterated Thursday that devout Catholics cannot condone abortion, after comments from the speaker of the house about her devout Catholicism and support for taxpayer funding of abortion.
WASHINGTON — In eliminating the Hyde Amendment in spending bills for fiscal year 2022, the “pro-abortion” Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee “destroy over 40 years of previously unprecedented bipartisan support for a measure aimed at saving human lives,” said the president of National Right to Life. “This is a
The House Committee on Appropriations is poised to mark up “the most extreme pro-abortion appropriations bill we have seen” because it excludes the 46-year-old Hyde Amendment and other long-standing bipartisan provisions that prevent tax money from being spent on abortion, two U.S. bishops’ committee chairmen said July 13.
Taxpayer-funded abortion “represents a failure to recognize the sanctity of human life and promotes a culture in which human life in its most vulnerable moment is perceived as disposable,” said Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin.
Proposing a budget without the Hyde Amendment “is an affront to the majority of Americans who do not want their tax dollars funding abortion on demand resulting in the death of children in the womb,” 172 members of the U.S. House said in a July 1 letter to President Joe Biden.
Several Republican leaders in the House asked their Democratic counterparts June 22 to take up a measure that would make the long-standing Hyde Amendment permanent.
At the same time the U.S. Bishops have launched a petition to urge the government to prevent federal taxpayer funding of abortion, the nation’s second Catholic president is taking steps to make it a reality.
Diocesan Respect Life coordinators and the Pro-Life Secretariat of the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops are encouraging Catholics to speak out against the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, legislation which bans federal Medicaid funding of abortions.