Urge House members to insist on a vote on the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act
July 26, 2021
Republicans in the House are standing up for American taxpayers and working to ensure that hard-earned tax dollars are not funding abortion by continuing to insist that H.R. 18, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, is brought to the floor for a vote.
The act would protect the Hyde Amendment, which since 1976 has protected tax dollars from being used to pay for most abortions. Its passage is particularly important now after Joe Biden’s budget proposal called for the Hyde Amendment to be removed.
The bill would also make permanent many other pro-life protections of our tax dollars in various appropriations bills, where the battle over abortion funding currently has to be fought over and over again each year.
In June, Republican and pro-life leaders began making unanimous consent requests, asking Speaker Nancy Pelosi (or her proxy) to allow a vote on the bill. After each request, the Democrat-in-charge reads a speech denying the request.
At the end of this alert you will see the names and links to videos of those members that have spoken up thus far.
Republicans plan to keep the pressure on. Every day the House is in session from now until the August recess, Republicans will ask for a vote on this bill. Hyde used to enjoy the support of influential members of Congress, including Joe Biden when he was a senator. But now the Democrats’ abortion extremism excludes the wishes of a majority of Americans who do not want to pay for abortion.
In the House, 189 representatives have co-sponsored the legislation and many of them have stood up or plan to stand up and ask for the bill to be released from the committees where it has been languishing since Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) introduced it on Feb. 5.
It’s important for all pro-life Americans to reach out to our House members, to thank those who are supporting the bill and will speak in favor of it, and to urge those who think they can ignore it to think again. The 2022 election cycle is already under way and as usual, every House seat is up for grabs.
When you click here, you will find out how to contact your House member and what to say when you do.
Please act today, and please pass along this email to as many others you know who may be interested.
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