Washington D.C., Apr 9, 2021 / 11:13 am
Republican members of the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday warned against allowing taxpayer-funded abortion in fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills.
The members urged the continued inclusion of pro-life policies in forthcoming budget bills - namely the Hyde Amendment, federal policy since 1976 that has barred funding of elective abortions.
“We sincerely urge you to keep the Hyde provisions and other similar Hyde-type policies that have been enacted in annual appropriations bills as you develop the fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills,” said an April 7 letter to Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), chairwoman of the appropriations committee.
“These provisions reflect a time-tested balance of strongly held and differing perspectives on abortion in this country,” the committee’s Republican members stated. “As such, we will strongly oppose any appropriations bill that seeks to weaken pro-life protections or eliminates Hyde policies.”