Who believes ‘you want it, you pay for it’? Well today the House of Representatives just made a huge decision on abortion!
The House of Representatives passed H.R. 7 Tuesday, legislation that — if passed by the Senate and signed by the president — would make the Hyde amendment permanent law.
According to House Speaker Paul Ryan “we are a pro-life congress”! Yes! We agree with that!
The amendment, named for the late Rep. Henry Hyde (R-Ill.), prohibits the use of taxpayer funds to pay for elective abortion procedures.
The bill — dubbed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act — passed in a 238 to 183 vote, with 11 members not voting. Three Democrats — Reps. Henry Cuellar of Texas, Dan Lipinski of Illinois and Collin Peterson of Minnesota — joined Republicans in supporting the legislation.
Supporters of the legislation say it saves lives and protects the conscience of taxpayers opposed to abortion, but opponents argue that it discriminates against low-income women by denying them access to a medical procedure like any other.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) said in a statement regarding the legislation:
Today we renewed our commitment to the Hyde Amendment with the passage of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. I want to thank Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) for his tireless commitment to this cause. This legislation protects the conscience of American taxpayers by ensuring that not a single dollar of their hard-earned money goes to fund abortions. As hundreds of thousands of Americans flock to Washington for the March for Life, we must never forget that defending all of our people—especially the defenseless—must be our top priority if we want to be a good and moral nation.
Great news! Why should taxpayer funds pay for your medical procedures! You want it, you pay for it!