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Democrats Target the Hyde Amendment

Jan 26, 2023 | 2023 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

Measure Has Saved Over 2.5 Million American Lives Since First Adopted in 1976

WASHINGTON – In response to the introduction of a bill by Democrats to get rid of the longstanding Hyde Amendment, the following can be attributed to Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life, the nation’s largest and oldest pro-life group:

Pro-abortion Democrats have targeted the Hyde Amendment as part of their scorched-earth campaign to remove any and all limitations on abortion and require taxpayer funding of abortion. Eliminating the Hyde Amendment would destroy over 40 years of unprecedented bipartisan support for a measure aimed at saving human lives.

The Hyde Amendment has proven to be the greatest domestic abortion-reduction measure ever enacted by Congress. The Hyde Amendment is widely recognized as having saved over 2.5 million American lives since it was first adopted in 1976.

Poll after poll has shown that the vast majority of Americans do not want their tax dollars used to pay for abortions.

The impact of the life-affirming Hyde Amendment cannot be overstated.

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of affiliates in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, National Right to Life works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.