Nancy Pelosi Slammed for Trying to Sneak Abortion Funding in Bill to Combat Coronavirus

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 12, 2020   |   6:52PM   |   Washington, DC

After learning that Speaker Nancy Pelosi tried to sneak abortion funding into the bill to combat the Coronavirus, Americans are not happy.

As LifeNews reported, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is so dedicated to promoting abortion and forcing Americans to fund killing babies in abortion that she has been caught trying to add taxpayer financing of abortions to the bill to combat the Coronavirus and provide economic stimulus to the nation as it deals with the COVD-19 outbreak.

As The Daily Caller reports:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought to include a potential way to guarantee federal funding for abortion into the coronavirus economic stimulus plan, according to multiple senior White House officials.

Speaking to the Daily Caller, those officials alleged that while negotiating the stimulus with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Pelosi tried to lobby for “several” provisions that stalled bipartisan commitment to the effort. One was a mandate for up to $1 billion to reimburse laboratory claims, which White House officials say would set a precedent of health spending without protections outlined in the Hyde Amendment.

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“A New mandatory funding stream that does not have Hyde protections would be unprecedented,” one White House official explained. “Under the guise of protecting people, Speaker Pelosi is working to make sure taxpayer dollars are spent covering abortion—which is not only backwards, but goes against historical norms.”

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A second White House official referred to the provision as a “slush fund” and yet another questioned “what the Hyde Amendment and abortion have to do with protecting Americans from coronavirus?”

Now, Pelosi is coming under fire — including from President Trump’s son Donald trump Jr, who tweeted: “This pretty much sums everything up: @realDonaldTrump is moving quickly to protect Americans from coronavirus and its economic impact… Democrats are spending their time trying to create an abortion slush fund.”

Pelosi also caught criticism from many other top tweeters:

Following the criticism, it appears Pelosi may allow a vote both the anti-coronavirus bill as well as a measure to apply the Hyde amendment to it. But with pro-abortion Democrats controlling the House, such a measure would likely fail and Senate Republicans would either have to defeat the pro-abortion coronavirus bill or add the Hyde Amendment to it and work out the differences in conference.

Pelosi has a long history of promoting abortion and her first act after becoming Speaker in 2019 was pushing legislation to use tax money for abortions. So it’s no surprise she is trying to exploit the Coronavirus pandemic to push abortion funding again.