“I oppose all efforts to mandate taxpayer funding for abortion”

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

Mr. LATTA. Mr. Speaker, for more than 40 years American taxpayers have been protected from paying for abortions on demand with their tax dollars. Alarmingly, President Biden’s budget proposal calls for the Hyde amendment to be removed. This radical, immoral policy makes it legal for taxpayer dollars to support and enable the abortion industry. Nearly 60 percent of Americans agree that taxpayer dollars should not be used to fund abortion. 

This is not a partisan issue. One of the most basic ways we can protect innocent life is ensuring that taxpayer money is not being used to fund abortions. As a defender of the unborn, I do not support the removal of the Hyde amendment. I oppose all efforts to mandate taxpayer funding for abortion.