By Dave Andrusko
The list goes on and on and on. The public doesn’t agree with abortion maven Hillary Clinton on her support for partial-birth abortions and late term abortions, and her opposition to a ban on partial-birth abortion and parental involvement—to name just four items.
And a new poll conducted for POLITICO Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health shows that she is on the wrong side of still another abortion-related issue. Americans overwhelmingly do not want their tax dollars syphoned off to pay for abortions. The margin among likely voters was a whopping 22 points—58% to only 36%.
Why is this significant? Because the question is really asking about the Hyde Amendment, a provision that is attached to the annual appropriations bill that covers many federal health programs (including Medicaid), which has stood the test of time and which Clinton and the Democrat Party is dead-set on eliminating. To quote the Democrat Party platform, “We will continue to oppose—and seek to overturn—federal and state laws and policies that impede a woman’s access to abortion, including by repealing the Hyde Amendment.”
When you understand that at least two million people escaped with their lives because of the Hyde Amendment, you easily appreciate why PPFA so hates the now 40-year-old provision and why PPFA’s candidate, Hillary Clinton, even more so.
No “unwanted” child should ever escape Planned Parenthood’s maw, let alone two million. As Prof. Michael New explained in his study of the Hyde Amendment’s life-affirming impact, “This is roughly equal to the entire population of Houston, the fourth largest city in America. It is also roughly equal to the population of the entire state of New Mexico, and to the combined populations of the states of Rhode Island and Delaware.”
But the poll shows something else. Eliminating the Hyde Amendment is like catnip for Clinton’s supporters: 57% are for scrapping the Hyde Amendment.
And there is no poll, no level of opposition that will dissuade pro-abortionists. POLITICO’s Kate Scanlon writes
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) said she’s confident that as more people learn what the Hyde Amendment does, support for repeal will grow.
“It has been a long-term fight but we have some phenomenal young people in our country who are working day and night to turn this around,” she said on the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment last month. “It’s not going to take us another 40 years to win this.”
Still another reason to remember why holding the House, the Senate, and the presidency is so critical.