“It is imperative that we codify the Hyde amendment, which protects the conscience rights of all Americans”

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

Mr. MOORE of Utah. Mr. Speaker, I stand in support of H.R. 18, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. For nearly half a century, Republicans and Democrats shared a bipartisan position that we should not use taxpayer dollars to fund abortions. Unfortunately, Democrats have now changed their mind. 

Mr. Speaker, it is imperative that we codify the Hyde amendment, which protects the conscience rights of all Americans. We must also continue working across the aisle on solutions for low-income mothers and children, including housing, childcare, and healthcare to ensure every child is given equal opportunities, no matter the circumstances of their conception or birth.