Editor’s note. Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-IA) spoke in favor of H.R. 18, “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.”
Mrs. HINSON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to call on my colleagues to consider the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, legislation that would preserve the longstanding Hyde amendment. For the first time in over 40 years, the administration’s proposed budget does not include Hyde protections, protections that have long ensured taxpayer dollars are not used to fund abortions.
Mr. Speaker, Hyde protections have saved 2.4 million babies. Reversing this longstanding pro-life policy is wrong. The right to life is the most fundamental of all of our rights. We must defend those who cannot defend themselves.
I will always lend my voice to the voiceless and fight to ensure that Iowa taxpayers are never forced to fund abortions against their will.