While the Republican Congress is busy passing a historic reform of the tax code, abortion supporters in the U.S. Senate are trying to sneak two bills into a year-end spending bill this week, which would shovel out billions of taxpayer dollars in subsidies for abortion through health insurance plans. These bills lack Hyde-like abortion funding protections even though we know the Hyde Amendment saves lives, more than 2 million babies!
One bill, sponsored by Senators Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Murray (D-Wash.), would spend more than $21 billion to prop up Obamacare’s abortion coverage by funding the cost-sharing reduction payments that President Donald Trump rightfully ended this year. A second bill, sponsored by Senators Collins (R-Maine) and Nelson (D-Fla.), would spend $4.5 billion to subsidize elective abortion in health insurance plans through “reinsurance” for high-cost patients. Unless explicit pro-life protections are added, both bills, like Obamacare, would bypass the long-standing Hyde Amendment, which bars taxpayer funding for elective abortion and health insurance plans that cover elective abortion.
Your two U.S. senators need to hear from you! Please call them at (202) 224-3121 and urge them to oppose any year end government spending bill that contains the Alexander-Murray or Collins-Nelson bills without Hyde-like abortion funding protections.
The Republican Congress should be able to fund the government without funneling more taxpayer dollars to subsidize the violence of abortion in a misguided effort to prop up Obamacare. Instead Congress should get back to doing its job to repeal Obamacare and replace it with pro-life and pro-family alternatives.
Thank you for your vital work in defense of innocent human life.