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Speaker Pelosi allegedly tries to sneak abortion funding into coronavirus bill

pelosiNews on coronavirus continues to rage around the United States, and legislators understandably want to take action. Yet according to the White House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), current Speaker of the House of Representatives, has chosen to use the occasion to push a pro-abortion agenda.

The Daily Caller reports that Pelosi tried to introduce abortion funding as an amendment into the coronavirus stimulus package. One of the provisions she was allegedly pushing for was “a mandate for up to $1 billion to reimburse laboratory claims,” without any of the protections of the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal taxpayer funding of abortion.

“A new mandatory funding stream that does not have Hyde protections would be unprecedented,” one White House official told the Daily Caller. “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.” Another White House official called it, essentially, a “slush fund,” while a third questioned “what the Hyde Amendment and abortion have to do with protecting Americans from coronavirus.”

Politico seemed to confirm the allegations, reporting that Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin “resolved issues over federal funding of abortion in a separate bill that will also hit the floor.”

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise also seemed to allude to the story. “Pelosi wasted the whole week behind closed doors drafting a partisan bill full of liberal fantasies that have nothing to do w/ Coronavirus,” he tweeted. “Republicans are ready to work [with] Dems on SERIOUS solutions. Now is not the time for politics. Pelosi needs to stop the games & work [with] us.”

Live Action founder and president Lila Rose responded to the rumored Pelosi scheme, tweeting, “It’s despicable that at a time of national crisis, Pelosi is attempting to trick Americans into paying for the deaths of babies.”

Abortion advocates have spent years trying to overturn the Hyde Amendment. (Individual state legislatures are free to fund abortion, however.) The Democratic Party even added the repeal of Hyde to its official party platform in 2016. Yet taxpayer funding of abortion is something the overwhelming majority of Americans oppose, as polling from both Marist and Quinnipiac has shown.

Pushing taxpayer funding of abortion is wrong in general, considering Americans don’t want their money funding abortion. It’s perhaps for that very reason that Pelosi tried to sneak in funding during a time of crisis, which is an underhanded attempt to forward the goals of the pro-abortion lobby, potentially at the expense of the American people.

Reprinted with Permission from - Live Action by - Casey Fiano-Chesser

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Melanie Clark

Why is the House allowed to attach unrelated items to any bill?

Whiskey Sierra Lima

What Nancy Pelosi, and her Co-Hoards had tried to “Sneak” through during Our Nation’s “State of Emergency”; Is by the way, what Nancy Pelosi is all about, and has been all about, ever since she had been elected to begin with.. The fact that she had and has been continually re-elected, is by the way, the tell tale sign of what those people in California actually desire of that State’s elected types.!.

Mytake

Wouldn’t put anything past that nut job.

lluke

Pelosi and the unhinged herd scream about deaths from the coronavirus while they kill millions of defenseless children.
The libnut party is the party of death and crime.

Shawn Franklin

Allegedly?? Try blatantly.

Christine Henning

#1- This should be widely disseminated through all public media channels; and
#2- Is it possible to impeach other political members, and how do you implement this?

It’s time to take action against this abuse of her assumed power!

PTY

One can “never trust a Democrat” for there is “always” a hidden agenda. Abortion the PC word for murdering the unborn.
LIFE, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Protecting “LIFE” first and foremost, the foundation of a civil society!!

Joanned

Pelosi is in dire need of a dose of REALITY, most of her Democratic peers need that as well All their hatred and anger tactics has obscured their intellect

BobA

She needs to get on her broom and leave.

Bob L.

I might be a ‘deplorable’, but Nan is definitely a despicable.

John Jimenez

Pelosi and her band of rodentia are poster children for why there needs to be term limits! 🇺🇸

bill nielson

never waste a tragedy

Mark

This is proof that she has her own agenda, that goes against what most of us have voted for. There is a saying absolute power corrupts absolutely

MEOHMYOH

I thought she told us that if she lost the attack on our President that she would quit. Another lie

Jim

Nancy should be aborted!

Richard

She discovered that the coronavirus was not killing children so she had to fix that.

Donna Hildebrandt

And WE are called “Deplorable”!

Bill Stansell

Congress has always packed their little secrets into bills disguised to the public as a bill for the Greater Good. They have gotten away with it for too long and America needs to wake up ..! Pull your head out of the sand and pay attention … It’s Our Money they are Miss-Using … and regard us as Easy Marks …!

Dr. Cicero

Nancy Pelosi is a prime example of a mentally retarded woman, she obviously has a leprously of the brain and needs to be removed from society.

Christine Henning

#1- This information should be widely disbursed through every media channel possible; and
#2- Is it possible to impeach other political members, how how can that be implemented?
It’s time to take action!