|John Lewis, Sheila Jackson Lee & Debbie Wasserman-Schultz|
were among the Democrat lawmakers who signed
the Pro-Abortion/Death letter.
However, 106 Democrats in Congress are not so happy about this, and wrote the president-elect a letter expressing their discontent, New York Magazine reports.
“These bans restrict the health coverage of millions of women of reproductive age across the country,” the Democrats’ letter states. “For too long, low-income women and women of color have shouldered the burden of our country’s restrictive reproductive health laws. We ask that you send a strong signal that this will no longer be the legacy of the United States.”
In the letter, the Democratic lawmakers also urge Trump to change his mind and repeal of the Hyde Amendment and other legal restrictions on abortion.
First passed in 1976, the Hyde Amendment was an appropriations rider banning taxpayer funding of abortions in certain federally subsidized healthcare programs. Prior to enactment, 50 million taxpayer and Medicaid dollars were spent on 300,000 abortions each year, the Federalist reports. . . . Read More
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