House Dems Say They Oppose Hyde Amendment, Support Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

Penny Starr

( – A group of House Democrats — asked directly if they support the use of federal (taxpayer) funds to pay for abortion — said yes, they do.

At press conference on Wednesday, the Democrats also voiced their opposition to two Republican-sponsored bills that would prohibit federal funding of abortion. asked if any of the House members at the press conference supported the use of federal funds for abortion.

“There is not one person in this room that would favor -– no, all of us in this room oppose the Hyde Amendment,” Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) said. “All of us in this room oppose restricting federal funds for abortion.”

The Hyde Amendment, created in 1976, is attached each year to the annual appropriations bill for the Department of Health and Human Services, and it prevents any program under HHS, such as Medicaid, from paying for abortion except in the cases of rape, incest, or where the life of the mother is at risk.

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Related: Glenn Beck interviewed Lila Rose, a pro-life activist who disguised herself to expose corruption at Planned Parenthood. There is video and the transcript of the interview is at

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