RSC Chairman Jordan on the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

The former Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee in the United States House of Representatives, the late Congressman Henry Hyde, Republican from Illinois  --  and the pro-life champion of Congress since the most infamous decision by a Supreme Court in American history, Roe v. Wade in 1973  --  introduced legislation shortly after this abominable decision to ameliorate what the court had done.

The Hyde Amendment was passed on September 30, 1976 by the House of Representatives, by a margin of 207-167 which barred the use of certain federal funds to pay for abortions.  It has not been permanent law since then, but Wednesday's huge vote in the House of Representatives will make it permanent once it is signed into law by a future president.

The current president has vowed to veto such legislation, which at this time would not get through the U.S. Senate because a handful of pro-abortion Republican Senators such as Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Scott Brown.  Unfortunately, these Republicans would likely join all the Democrat Senators  --  who unanimously voted to fund Planned Parenthood's abortion industry with hard-earned American tax dollars recently  --  in opposing this commonsense legislation which a large majority of Americans want to see passed and signed into law. 

The Chairman of the House of Representatives' 180-member strong conservative Republican Study Committee, Congressman Jim Jordan from Ohio, issued the following statement just before today's successful vote (251-175):

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RSC Chairman Jordan on the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

Washington, DC – Republican Study Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) today offered the following statement on the House floor in favor of H.R. 3, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act:

“Life is precious, life is sacred, and government should protect that basic fact. It’s not some grant from government - it's a gift from God. Our founders understood that when they talked about the Creator giving us this inalienable right. And the fact we live in the greatest nation in history and our tax dollars are used to destroy the life of unborn children is just plain wrong. This bill corrects that. This bill is what the American people want, and this bill is consistent with this great nation founded on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That is why it should pass and that is why I am a proud sponsor and urge a yes vote on the legislation.”

Video of the floor statement is available here.


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