Democrats Target the Hyde Amendment

Measure Has Saved Over 2.5 Million American Lives Since First Adopted in 1976

WASHINGTON – In response to the introduction of a bill by Democrats to get rid of the longstanding Hyde Amendment, the following can be attributed to Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life, the nation’s largest and oldest pro-life group:

Pro-abortion Democrats have targeted the Hyde Amendment as part of their scorched-earth campaign to remove any and all limitations on abortion and require taxpayer funding of abortion. Eliminating the Hyde Amendment would destroy over 40 years of unprecedented bipartisan support for a measure aimed at saving human lives.

The Hyde Amendment has proven to be the greatest domestic abortion-reduction measure ever enacted by Congress. The Hyde Amendment is widely recognized as having saved over 2.5 million American lives since it was first adopted in 1976.

Poll after poll has shown that the vast majority of Americans do not want their tax dollars used to pay for abortions.

The impact of the life-affirming Hyde Amendment cannot be overstated.