Washington, D.C. – Vulnerable Senate Democrats proved their devotion to an extreme, pro-abortion agenda by voting in support of taxpayer-funded abortions, and rejecting the long-standing, bipartisan policy of the Hyde Amendment. Democrats support forcing every American taxpayer to fund abortions, regardless of their moral objections. This comes after the Biden Administration reversed a long-standing policy preventing taxpayer funding to be used to pay for abortions overseas.
As NRSC Chairman Rick Scott wrote last October, “Support for taxpayer-funded abortion has become a litmus test among Democrats of one’s adherence to the party’s new radical orthodoxy on the issue” of abortion.
Statement from NRSC Spokeswoman Katharine Cooksey: “Senate Democrats are reversing the long-standing, bipartisan policy of the Hyde Amendment, forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions all over the country, no matter their moral objections. This comes after the Biden Administration allowed U.S. taxpayer money to be used to fund abortions overseas. Instead of protecting the lives of the unborn and taxpayer money, Senate Democrats like Raphael Warnock, Catherine Cortez Masto, Mark Kelly, Maggie Hassan and Michael Bennet all chose to support an extreme pro-abortion agenda.”