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The life-saving Hyde Amendment “should not be controversial”

by | Jul 9, 2021

Editor’s note. Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX)spoke in favor of H.R. 18, “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.”

Mr. WILLIAMS of Texas. Madam Speaker, one of the most sacred American values is the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The right to life is not to be forsaken, and today we see Democrats reject the science of life and the fact that life begins at conception.

One of the longstanding acts of bipartisanship is the Hyde amendment, with one of its most vocal supporters being then-Senator Joe Biden. Since first enacted in 1976, it has saved over 2.4 million innocent lives. Americans who hold their pro-life convictions should not be forced to front the bill for abortion services and violate their belief that life is worthy of protecting.

President Biden’s recent budget proposal excludes this lifesaving amendment after 40 years of being included. This should not be controversial. I will continue to fight to uphold the Hyde amendment and make sure not one dollar of taxpayer dollars goes to destroy the life of an unborn child. These children are the future of our country.

Life is too sacred, and we must respect the millions of Americans who believe everyone has a right to life. In God we trust.

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