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U.S. Representative Jake LaTurner Speaks on House Floor in Defense of the Hyde Amendment

July 29, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Jake LaTurner spoke on the House floor in defense of the Hyde Amendment, a 40-year-old provision that prohibits taxpayer dollars from funding on-demand abortion.

On July 27th, 2021, Congressman LaTurner spoke on the House floor about the history of the Hyde Amendment, its bipartisan support from the majority of Americans, and the need for it to be maintained in law as the House debates a funding package this week that would remove this vital protection for unborn Americans.

“For over four decades, the Hyde Amendment has been considered a status quo provision in law, enjoying strong bipartisan support in both Congress and with the American people. A recent Marist poll found that almost 60% of Americans oppose the use of taxpayer-funded abortions. This provision has been retained in law by over 20 different Congresses, both Democrat and Republican controlled, and supported and signed into law by seven separate presidents, both Democrat and Republican,” said LaTurner.

“…Congress must reaffirm our commitment to defending the most vulnerable lives among us – the unborn. Congress must reaffirm and retain the Hyde Amendment, commonsense legislation supported by both Republicans and Democrats in Congress, and in the White House for over a generation.”

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