With House Democrats having already handed a invoice to fund Planned Parenthood’s International abortion agenda and pushing one other invoice to overturn the Hyde Amendment and power Americans to fund abortions, pro-life members of Congress are asking President Donald Trump to veto any abortion funding invoice that might by some means make it to his desk.
Not that any pro-abortion laws will make it to Trump’s deck, as a result of Senate Republicans won’t ever permit any to come up for a vote not to mention approve it, nevertheless it’s good to get everybody on the identical web page standing towards the pro-abortion agenda.
To try this, 169 Members of the House of Representatives, led by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), and 49 Senators, led by Senator Steve Daines (R-MT), despatched two companion letters asking President Donald Trump to reject—veto—any laws that might weaken federal pro-life coverage.
Both letters ask the President to reject any laws that might weaken federal coverage on abortion.
“We ask President Donald Trump to continue his work in defense of life. My colleagues and I are also committed to protecting both unborn children and their mothers from the violence of abortion,” mentioned Rep. Smith. “I am deeply encouraged that 169 Members of the House of Representatives signed a letter to the President making clear their commitment to sustain any veto issued by the President on the grounds that any pro-life provision has been weakened or removed.”
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“We will not allow hard fought protections for the unborn to be undone. I stand strongly in defense of the President’s pro-life victories and will continue to work with my colleagues to advance our pro-life agenda,” mentioned Sen. Daines.
Both letters reward the President’s sturdy pro-life dedication and the pro-life insurance policies superior by the Trump Administration over the previous two years. The Smith-led House letter emphasised the significance of pro-life insurance policies reminiscent of “preventing direct taxpayer funding of abortion” which incorporates the Hyde Amendment, a coverage that has saved over two million lives since 1976. It additionally asks the Administration to proceed to uphold its Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance coverage that restricts funding for abortion advocates.
The Daines-led Senate letter additionally famous the Administration’s work to “ensure the conscience rights of healthcare professionals are protected, prevent taxpayer funding under Title X from going to facilities to perform or refer for abortion.”
It is necessary to notice that each President George H.W. Bush and President George W. Bush despatched related pro-life dedication letters throughout their phrases in workplace. “President George H.W. Bush released his letter and kept his word, issuing three pro-life vetoes,” Smith mentioned. “All three were upheld by the House of Representatives.”
Leading pro-life teams applauded the letter.
Jennifer Popik, J.D., legislative director for the National Right to Life Committee instructed LifeInformation, “We appreciate that the Congress is drawing a bright line — that they would vote to sustain a veto on any appropriations bill, or any other bill, that would weaken existing laws against federal funding of abortion or weaken other pro-life policies.”