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National Right to Life on Democrats’ Abortion-Expanding Tax and Spend Bill

by | Nov 19, 2021

WASHINGTON—The National Right to Life Committee condemned the passage of President Biden’s “Build Back Better” reconciliation bill that was pushed through the House Friday morning as part of Nancy Pelosi’s agenda.

The House of Representatives passed the “Build Back Better” spending bill in a vote of 220 to 213 with no Republican support.

Despite overwhelming taxpayer opposition to paying for abortions, the Democrats’ spending spree deliberately excludes Hyde Amendment protections with the goal of expanding abortion on demand paid for by your tax dollars.

“Abortion is not healthcare and, until this Congress, the Hyde Amendment enjoyed 45 years of bipartisan support,” stated Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “The Hyde Amendment is widely recognized as having a significant impact on the number of abortions in the United States saving an estimated 2.4 million American lives. Yet, today, the Hyde Amendment is being targeted at every turn by pro-abortion Democrats.”

President Biden’s “Build Back Better” spending spree would:

  • Mandate abortion funding in Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) plans in 2024 in states that have not expanded Medicaid.
  • Fund abortions via reinsurance payments and cost-sharing funding to states. 
  • Extend the Obamacare expansion from the Covid-19 American Rescue Plan Act. This would further subsidize Obamacare exchange plans that cover abortion and subsidize millions of individuals’ taxpayer-funded plans that cover abortion on demand. 
  • Direct billions of dollars to various public health grants without Hyde Amendment protections. 

NRLC’s analysis of the House bill/scorecard advisory letter can be found here.

Categories: Legislation