A law known as the Hyde Amendment bans federal funding for abortions except in cases of rape, incest, or to save the mother’s life.
Abortion isn’t just a purportedly “My body, my choice” issue. The act ends in the death of an unborn human being whose existence is inconvenient.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that women have a constitutional right of privacy to kill their unborn children, though no such right is stated or implied in the document. At the very least, women should pay for their own abortions. Or perhaps only abortion advocates could contribute to a national “abortion fund” to pay for the deaths.
Part of the income of hard-working Americans who oppose abortion still goes toward the killing of the voiceless and vulnerable. For instance, Planned Parenthood claims that no tax money pays for abortions, but the half a billion dollars they get from taxpayers every year goes somewhere. Even if the money goes toward paying the behemoth’s electricity bill, the money still aids its mission to kill the unborn.
The official Democratic National Committee position on the Hyde Amendment is its outright repeal. If Hillary Clinton is elected president of the United States, she will try to repeal. A majority-Republican Congress stands in her way. For now.
Tim Kaine, Clinton’s vice-presidential running mate, said he still supports the Hyde Amendment. “I haven’t changed my position on that.”
Perhaps Clinton chose a Roman Catholic personally opposed to abortion, though still a liberal, to balance the party’s view that women should be able to kill their “unwanted” unborn children and get taxpayers to foot the bills. In any case, the Hyde Amendment should be strengthened, not repealed.
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