22 GOP States Ask Congress To Restore Hyde Amendment In Order To Prohibit Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

22 GOP States Ask Congress To Restore Hyde Amendment In Order To Prohibit Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

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Nearly two dozen Republican attorneys general (AGs) are calling on congressional leaders to reject President Biden’s proposal excluding the Hyde Amendment from the federal budget.

In a letter sent Monday, the 22 Republican AGs, led by Alabama’s Steve Marshall, said it was “unconscionable” to require abandoning the decades-old provision blocking taxpayer funding for abortions.

“If state taxpayers disagree with the services that their tax dollars pay for, they can ‘vote with their feet’ and move to a state with lower taxes or one that prioritizes spending differently,” reads the letter, which was sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

BIDEN BUDGET EXCLUDES DECADES-OLD PROVISION BARRING TAXPAYER FUNDING OF ABORTION

“But because one cannot move to avoid federal taxes,” the letter added, “there would be nowhere for a pro-life, or even a moderately pro-choice, American to go to avoid violating the moral or religious conviction that their hard-earned dollars not be used to fu

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