WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach (MN-07) delivered remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives urging the immediate consideration of H.R. 18, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.
Since 1976, the Hyde Amendment has protected American taxpayers from being complicit in the atrocity that is abortion on-demand—until now, as Democrats want to eliminate those protections altogether.— Rep. Michelle Fischbach (@RepFischbach) June 23, 2021
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Thank you, Madam Speaker.
Since 1976, the Hyde Amendment has protected American taxpayers from being complicit in the atrocity that is abortion on-demand. And since 1976, the Hyde Amendment has been reauthorized on a bipartisan basis, signed into law by both Republican and Democrat presidents, and supported by most Americans – until now, as President Biden’s proposed budget eliminates it altogether.
Madam Speaker, we are treading in dangerous territory. Democrats have completely abandoned millions of pro-life Americans just like me who vehemently oppose using taxpayer dollars to fund abortions – and even worse, they’ve done it for no other reason than to appease their own radical base.
President Biden said it best in 1994: “Those of us who are opposed to abortion should not be compelled to pay for them.” And in 2006, when he said he “won’t support public funding” of abortion.
Madam Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that the committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and the Judiciary be discharged from further consideration of H.R. 18, and ask for its immediate consideration in the House.
Michelle Fischbach is a wife, mom, grandma, attorney, and the U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District. Get updates from Rep. Fischbach’s congressional office on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.