Editor’s note. On July 21, Rep. John Rose (R-TN) spoke in favor of H.R. 18, “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.”
Mr. ROSE. Madam Speaker, the right to life is one of the founding principles of our Nation. Every human being, born or unborn, is entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Yet today, we see this right under attack as the Biden administration continues their war on the unborn by seeking to remove the Hyde amendment, a longstanding pro-life protection that has saved 2.5 million lives from abortion since 1976.
Not too long ago, President Joe Biden stated: ‘‘Those of us who are opposed to abortion should not be compelled to pay for them.’’ But his proposed budget fails to include the Hyde amendment, making it clear that President Biden does not continue to value the life of the unborn.
This is why I am a cosponsor of H.R. 18, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. I, like many Tennesseans, believe taxpayer dollars should never be used to fund abortions.