Republican Sen. Ben Sasse blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats for seeking to include a potential way to guarantee federal funding for abortion into the coronavirus economic stimulus plan that passed the House just before 1 a.m. Saturday.
“While schools are closing and hospitals are gearing up, Speaker Pelosi is waging unnecessary culture wars,” Sasse told National Review in a statement. “Speaker Pelosi should be fighting the coronavirus pandemic, not politicizing emergency funding by fighting against the bipartisan Hyde Amendment.”
Sasse added, “We need to be ramping up our diagnostic testing, not waging culture wars at the behest of Planned Parenthood. Good grief.”
Sasse was referring to a report in the Daily Caller, in which White House officials anonymously said that Pelosi attempted to secure a funding stream of up to $1 billion for reimbursing laboratory claims. According to the officials, the provision would set a precedent of health spending without protections outlined in the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal tax dollars from paying for abortions.
“Under the guise of protecting people, Speaker Pelosi is working to make sure taxpayer dollars are spent covering abortion — which is not only backwards, but goes against historical norms,” a White House official was quoted as saying.
In an interview on Fox News Thursday, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York alluded to Pelosi’s attempt. “Right now we are hearing that some of the fights and some of the gridlock is because people are trying to put pro-life provisions into this,” she said.
Many Democrats want to eliminate the Hyde Amendment.
Last June, former Vice President Joe Biden said: “I’ve supported the Hyde Amendment like many, many others have because there was sufficient monies and circumstances where women were able to exercise that right. But circumstances have changed. I’ve been working through the final details of my healthcare plan like others in this race and I’ve been struggling with the problems that Hyde now presents. I can’t justify leaving millions of women without access to care they need and the ability to constitute, exercise their constitutionally protected right.”
The Hyde Amendment (named after late Congressman Henry Hyde) was passed in 1976, three years after the Supreme Court legalized abortion in Roe v. Wade. The amendment is affirmed each year by Congress as a rider to the HHS appropriations bill because it prohibits federal funding of abortions. The rider has said various things over the years but the current version includes exceptions that allow Medicaid funds to be used for abortions in cases of rape, incest, or the health of the mother — but all other federal taxpayer funding of abortion is banned by Hyde….
The above comes from a March 14 story in the Christian Post.
This abortion fanatic can present herself for Holy Communion and she is not denied. Meanwhile, during this Corona crisis, faithful Catholics who want to receive Holy Communion on the tongue are denied!
Just to get it straight, no priest or bishop can use their own discretion to deny communion on the tongue (refer to Redemptionis Sacramentum). The weak willed bishops who don’t want a fight at the communion rail are even more visible at this time. They are OK with public pro-abort but not traditional communicants.
Folks, pray, go to Mass, and receive on the tongue, it’s your right. Meanwhile, don’t vote for pro-aborts, got it?
plumbing the depths of iniquity in pacific heights
The ghouls of the democrat party continue to support killing babies at all costs
Love when the truth is exposed. Even if it’s painful to hear. Please Lord let the evil no longer be hidden in the dark, but be brought into the light. So we can make wise and prudent decisions. Help us to see the truth daily Lord. For Your Light always overcomes the darkness.
We are reminded every morning as the sunlight takes over. Let your Son’s Light take over and dispel the darkness in our souls and our world for you are the Almighty and Wonderous One. The only true God. .