The pro-life movement continues to lead the fight on Capitol Hill to preserve the Hyde Amendment, preventing the federal government from funding abortions on demand with our taxpayer dollars since 1976.
Every year, the amendment comes under attack by radical, pro-abortion Democrats in Congress. So far, with God’s grace and your faithful support, we have held the line.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her allies are fighting harder than ever to break the blockade …and if they succeed, YOU and I will be forced to pay for abortions through our federal tax dollars!
That threat is picking up steam. Abortion activists are even more determined after the Supreme Court earlier this year allowed the Texas Heartbeat Act to go into effect and just two weeks ago heard oral arguments in the Dobbs case.
Now more than ever, we must keep up the pressure to preserve the Hyde Amendment.
In 2019, the Trump administration overturned an Obama-era regulation that prevented states from defunding Planned Parenthood in the federal Title X family planning program. This measure alone saved thousands of preborn lives annually.
In 2020, we secured a reliably originalist Supreme Court majority with the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
Earlier this year, as I mentioned, that originalist majority allowed a landmark Texas law outlawing abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected (about six weeks’ gestation) to go into effect, potentially saving tens of thousands of lives each year. With this victory, and the Supreme Court hearing Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization earlier this month, we are closer than ever to the reversal of Roe v. Wade!
And earlier this summer, we successfully pressured a majority of the U.S. Senate to heed the will of the people and reiterate their support for the Hyde Amendment!
But while this was a tremendous victory, the margin of only one vote was a red flag.
2021 has no doubt been a challenging year. With Democrats taking over the White House and Congress, there has been an unprecedented assault on unborn life, with Democrats reversing many of the pro-life victories we have seen under the last four years of the Trump administration.
We must block this harmful legislation Help us save lives and protect taxpayer conscience by preserving the Hyde Amendment.
ACTION ALERT: Contact U.S. Senators to urge strong opposition to the Build back better bill that will fund abortions with our tax dollars.
LifeNews Note: Tony Perkins is the president of the Family Research Council.