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Members of Congress come out in support of Hyde Amendment

Jan 26, 2021

Nearly 200 members of Congress have signed a letter supporting bans on taxpayer funding of abortions.  Read more


Members of Congress come out in support of Hyde Amendment

Jan 25, 2021

Nearly 200 members of Congress have signed a letter supporting bans on taxpayer funding of abortions.  Read more

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White House won't give plans on Hyde Amendment, Mexico City Policy

Jan 20, 2021

White House press secretary Jen Psaki would not tell EWTN News' Owen Jensen on Wednesday evening what the administration will... Read more

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Fund solutions, not abortions, House committee hears

Dec 8, 2020

Government must support mothers and children instead of paying for abortions, members of Congress heard at a Tuesday hearing on taxpayer-funded... Read more

Congresswoman-elect Mariannette Miller-Meeks. Courtesy photo.

Pro-life candidate elected to Congress by six votes

Dec 1, 2020

In one of the last results in the 2020 election to be called, another pro-life female candidate won election to... Read more

Speaker Nancy Pelosi addresses voters in San Francisco.

Pelosi says ban on federal abortion funding will be dropped next year

Aug 31, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has signaled that a prohibition on federal funding for abortion will be excluded from spending bills... Read more

Former vice president Joe Biden campaigns in 2019.

Joe Biden endorsed by pro-abortion NARAL

Jul 29, 2020

The abortion-rights group NARAL have endorsed Joe Biden for president just over a year after the group issued a scathing... Read more

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House spending bill undermining pro-life protections

Jul 24, 2020

On Friday, the House passed a “minibus” bill outlining funding of various federal agencies. Pro-life groups warned the legislation would... Read more

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House Democrats pass appropriations bill with Hyde Amendment intact

Jun 19, 2019

The House of Representatives passed a combination appropriations bill on Wednesday afternoon that renews the Hyde Amendment, preventing federal Medicaid... Read more

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Don’t subsidize the taking of innocent life, archbishop says of attempts to repeal Hyde Amendment

Jun 13, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Abolishing the Hyde Amendment, a proposal made recently by both Congressmen and presidential candidates, would unravel over 40 years of... Read more

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Congressional Democrats back taxpayer-funded abortion – but dodge a fight

Jun 13, 2019

Though a majority of Americans oppose taxpayer-funded abortion, leading Democrats in Congress have repeated their opposition to the Hyde Amendment... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks at the Holy See press office, March 25, 2014.

Archbishop Chaput: Abortion a perverse ‘sacrament' for Democratic Party leaders

Jun 10, 2019

Joe Biden, the former senator and vice president and now a Democratic presidential hopeful, once represented a more moderate position... Read more

Pope Francis and U.S. vice president Joe Biden in Vatican City, April 29, 2016.

Under pressure, Biden now supports federal abortion funding

Jun 7, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The 1976 Hyde Amendment prohibits the use of Medicaid funds for most abortions. Biden, who voted as a senator in... Read more

Joe Biden.

Biden faces Democratic criticism over support for Hyde Amendment

Jun 6, 2019

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is facing opposition within the Democratic Party after voicing his support for the Hyde... Read more

Then Vice President Joe Biden during a meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, 2014.

Biden backs federal abortion protections 'if necessary'

May 22, 2019

Joe Biden would support federal laws protecting abortion rights “should it become necessary,” according to his campaign staff.  Read more

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Senate fails to advance bill to ban federal abortion funding

Jan 18, 2019

In a procedural vote on Thursday, the Republican-led U.S. Senate failed to advance a bill that would prohibit taxpayer funding... Read more

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Pro-life groups to Senate Dems: Don't eliminate Hyde Amendment

Sep 14, 2017

By Matt Hadro

After a Democratic senator boasted on Wednesday that his party’s Medicare bill would repeal the Hyde Amendment, pro-life groups are... Read more

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US House votes to permanently ban federal abortion funding

Jan 24, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. House of Representatives passed its first major pro-life bill of the new year on Tuesday, one which would... Read more

What's unpopular with voters? Taxpayer funding of abortion.

Oct 31, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has backed an end to the Hyde Amendment, which bans most federally-funded Medicaid payments for... Read more