Even the majority of those who believe in abortion agree that taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for it. The Hyde Amendment, which was passed 40 years ago last week, prevents taxpayer dollars from paying for abortions. The problem is, it has to be approved every year.
In the past, this has always received routine bipartisan support. But today pro-abortion militants are targeting the amendment, so it is losing Democratic support. In fact, Hillary Clinton is calling for ending the Hyde Amendment. She wants taxpayers to foot the bill for killing unborn children.
There is a measure before Congress to make the Hyde Amendment permanent. Oklahoma Senator James Lankford writes about that after the jump. [Read more…]