A pro-life group is slamming congressional Democrats for working to include abortion-related provisions in the forthcoming coronavirus relief package.
The Susan B. Anthony List said in a press release Wednesday that Democrats in the United States House of Representatives planned on “using the reconciliation process to force taxpayers to fund abortion businesses in the Covid-19 relief bill.”
In an interview with The Christian Post, Mallory Quigley, the SBA List’s vice president of communications, explained that “the way that reconciliation works is, they’ve got a funding bill in the Senate and then a funding bill in the House and then they’ll have to come together and agree.”
Unlike most legislation, which requires 60 votes to pass in the Senate, the reconciliation process, which is “supposed to be specifically for appropriations and for funding,” allows legislation to pass the Senate with a simple majority. Democrats now control the Senate with a narrow 50-50 majority, as Vice President Kamala Harris serves as the tie-breaking vote. The reconciliation process can only be used once per year.
Proposals introduced by Democrats include: “$750 million for global health activities and billions in funding for community health centers without applying the Hyde Amendment” — which forbids the use of taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions — and a “$50 million increase in funding for the Title X program.”
The pro-life group warned that “On the heels of President Biden’s order rolling back President Trump’s Protect Life Rule, Title X would once again become a slush fund for abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood.”
In addition to the aforementioned proposals and a push to grant small business funding to Planned Parenthood affiliates, Democrats plan to include “expansions of taxpayer-funded abortion via Obamacare and a new initiative that would fund abortion-covering COBRA insurance” in the coronavirus relief bill….
The above comes from a Feb. 12 story in the Christian Post.