Virginia Society for Human Life is grateful to Governor Glenn Youngkin for adding the Hyde Amendment preventing taxpayer funding of abortions beyond those required under the federal law to this year’s state budget.
Currently Virginians are paying for abortions beyond what the federal Hyde Amendment requires. Virginia should stop paying for abortions with state taxpayer dollars to the fullest extent possible, by adopting the Hyde Amendment in our state budget.
Governor Youngkin’s amendment will prevent any funding of abortion in Virginia under Medicaid that go beyond those allowed under the Federal Hyde Amendment. It is a simple but important change that we asked our legislators to support.
“The Governor’s action recognized that the majority of African Americans and Virginians oppose using taxpayer funds to pay for abortions. VSHL commends him for keeping his promises to prevent funding of abortion with our taxes,” said Olivia Gans Turner.