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Senate Passes Omnibus Spending Bill– Legislation Preserves Long-Standing Pro-Life Protections Such as the Hyde Amendment

Mar 11, 2022 | 2022 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON — Late Thursday, the Senate passed the $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill. The legislation contained long-standing pro-life protections such as the Hyde Amendment—despite attempts of pro-abortion Democrats during the past year to remove such protections from spending packages.

“The vast majority of Americans oppose the use of tax dollars to pay for abortion,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life (NRL). “However, pro-abortion Democrats have made it their mission to push and promote a policy of abortion on demand, paid for with American tax dollars.”

In poll after poll, American’s oppose taxpayer funding of abortion. In a 2021 Marist Poll survey, The baseline number who “oppose using tax dollars to pay for a woman’s abortion”—58% —is solid and consistent with prior polling. What is noticeable is that 65% of Independents and even 31% of Democrats oppose federal funding of abortion.

A 2022 survey, conducted by Marist Poll, found that a majority of Americans — 54% — oppose taxpayer funding of abortion.

“Pro-life protections like the Hyde Amendment are reasonable,” said Tobias. “The Hyde Amendment has saved over 2.5 million lives since it was first implemented, yet the Biden administration and pro-abortion Democrats in the House and Senate have consistently opposed protective laws that most Americans agree on.”

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.