Thursday, December 22, 2016

106 Democrats Ask President-Elect Trump to Force Americans to Pay for Abortions

John Lewis, Sheila Jackson Lee & Debbie Wasserman-Schultz
 were among the Democrat lawmakers who signed
the Pro-Abortion/Death letter.
If President-Elect Donald Trump keeps his campaign promises, he intends to defund Planned Parenthood, nominate pro-life justices to the Supreme Court, endorse the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act banning abortions after 20 weeks, and make permanent the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding of abortions.

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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2 comments :

Troy Arseneau said...

Sorry, ain't gonna happen!

Mike Klecker said...

I thought it was a private matter between her and her family why bring taxpayer dollars into the decision to murder?