Pro-life groups critical of president’s abandonment of Hyde Amendment.
It’s the radical pro-abortion industry lobbyists who now are running Washington, not President Biden, according to an assessment from pro-life interests after Biden proposed a $6 trillion federal budget that trashes the Hyde Amendment.
That law has been in place for decades, and has protected the nation against having its tax dollars used directly for abortions.
But Biden’s new budget plan, released on Friday, abandons it.
“For more than four decades, the Hyde family of pro-life policies has kept American taxpayers out of the abortion business, with the Hyde Amendment itself saving nearly 2.5 million lives,” noted Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser.
“The Biden budget throws that longstanding, bipartisan consensus out the window to fulfill a campaign promise to the radical abortion lobby. Once a supporter of policies that protect the lives of the unborn and their mothers, President Biden today caters to the most extreme voices within his party.”
She said, “The majority of Americans remain opposed to taxpayer-funded abortion. We urge our congressional allies to be fearless in fighting to preserve the common-ground Hyde principle and to reject any budget that omits vital pro-life protections.”
The Free Beacon reported that Biden’s budget requests $133 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, “none of which” would support the Hyde Amendment.
Biden’s spending outline “not only reversed the pro-life policies of the Trump administration but also ran against Biden’s defense of the Hyde Amendment during his career in elected office,” the report said.