40 Years Later, 2 Million Children Saved Because of the Hyde Amendment

By Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues On September 30, 1976, an amendment by pro-life Congressman Henry Hyde to prevent federal Medicaid funds from paying for abortions was enacted. Today, 40 years later we celebrate the over 2 million lives that have been saved as a result of the policy. According to research by Dr. Michael …

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A Quantum Leap forward

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Today is the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment. We’ve been posting about this life-saving provision for months and have again today. As I was composing my story on the Hyde Amendment for today, I remembered an introduction I wrote to “Call to Conscience,” a collection of pro-life essays I …

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On 40th anniversary: Trump vows support for Hyde Amendment, Clinton pledges to end Hyde Amendment

By Dave Andrusko Could there be any clearer a contrast than today’s celebration of the 40th anniversary of the life-saving Hyde Amendment which comes less than a month before the 100th anniversary of the founding of the ultimate Death Peddlers, Planned Parenthood? We needn’t recite or rehash at length PPFA’s abortion involvement–at home and abroad. …

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A blessed birthday, a deadly birthday

Tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment. The Hyde Amendment is the federal law that prevents U.S. taxpayer dollars from being used to pay for abortions in some key federal programs like Medicaid. The law has saved upwards of two million lives, according to a study by Prof. Michael New. So a blessed …

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The Networks’ total silence on the Hyde Amendment

By Dave Andrusko You might think that with 2016 being the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment; with Hillary Clinton and her party pledging an all-out war against this provision which is attached to the annual appropriations bill that covers many federal health programs (including Medicaid); and with upwards of two million people walking this …

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The Hyde Amendment initiated the incremental strategy which has saved millions and millions of lives

By Dave Andrusko As we’ve highlighted multiple times, 2016 is the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, whose life-saving impact (in the words of NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson) “has proven itself to be the greatest domestic abortion reduction law ever enacted by Congress.” The law, first enacted in 1976 and finally upheld by the …

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Commemorating 40 Years of the Life-Saving Hyde Amendment

Over a million lives saved By Lisa Andrusko Hillary Clinton wants to end the Hyde Amendment. More than one million people are alive today thanks to the tireless efforts led by Rep. Henry Hyde. 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the “Hyde Amendment,” named for prolife champion the late Rep. Henry Hyde (R-Il). The Hyde …

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House Subcommittee hears testimony on the life-saving Hyde Amendment and need for Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

By Dave Andrusko As NRL New Today has written about on numerous occasions, 2016 is the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment. Appropriately, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution today held a hearing, “The Ultimate Civil Right: Examining the Hyde Amendment and the Born Alive Infants Protection Act.” First enacted in 1976, the Hyde Amendment …

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Defending Life Has Never Been More Challenging, Difficult or More Necessary

By Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) Editor’s note. The following are the remarks of Rep. Smith delivered at the closing banquet of the 2016 National Right to Life Convention. The references in the first paragraph are to Carol Tobias, NRLC President; David N. O’Steen, Ph.D., NRLC Executive Director; Darla St. Martin, NRLC Co-Executive Director; and Douglas …

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Commemorating 40 Years of the Life-Saving Hyde Amendment, Over a million lives saved

Hillary Clinton wants to end the Hyde Amendment Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through September 6. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked over the last five …

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What a repeal of the Hyde Amendment would mean

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through September 6. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked over the last five months.  This first ran August …

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Then they came after our conscience rights

Last week, I wrote to tell you about the Democratic National Convention’s new platform plank calling for an end to the Hyde Amendment. The Hyde Amendment is a law in force for the past 40 years that says no taxpayer dollars can be used in programs like Medicaid to pay for elective abortions. That means …

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