U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) joined Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and Republican Leader of the House Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) in introducing an amendment to apply the Hyde Amendment to the entire $1.9 trillion reconciliation bill, the most expensive single bill in history. The Hyde Amendment prohibits taxpayer dollars from funding abortions.
Walorski, Rodgers, and Foxx released the following statement:
“The science is clear. It’s amazing today that technology allows us to look into the womb and witness the miracle development of a new life day-by-day. Doctors are also able to administer life-saving care to babies before they are even born because of new research and therapies. It’s remarkable and affirms that all life – from the moment of conception and beyond – is worthy of our protection.
“Unfortunately, House Democrats did not include Hyde Protections in the $1.9 trillion reconciliation bill. We are leading to fix this to reflect Congress’s long bipartisan history of supporting Hyde. President Joe Biden supported it for years as a Senator. Democrats also joined us in prohibiting taxpayer funded abortions in all the previous COVID-19 relief packages.
“The Majority should reconsider their hyper-partisan plan of using reconciliation as a vehicle to fund more abortions. With so many Americans in despair because of this pandemic, we should be coming together to provide hope, healing, and a better future for every person in this country. To save more lives and recognize the dignity and value of every life, we urge bipartisan support of our Amendment.”