“Unfortunately, life is under attack in America right now”

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

Mrs. LESKO. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to express my profound support for life. Unfortunately, life is under attack in America right now. With the introduction of a Democrat budget that does not feature the Hyde amendment protections, taxpayers could soon be funding abortions—something that has been outlawed for many years. 

Ending these safeguards is both unpopular and unrepresentative of the will of the American people. Taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize abortions that destroy the dignity of life and millions of unborn babies in America.