Skip to comments.Senate Democrats Vote to Force Americans to Fund Killing Babies in Abortions in COVID Relief Bill
Posted on 03/06/2021 9:08:01 AM PST by amorphous
Senate Democrats voted early Saturday morning to defeat a pro-life amendment that would have stopped the COVID relief bill from using tens of millions and perhaps hundreds of millions of dollars to fund killing babies in abortions.
The Senate voted 52-47 to defeat the pro-life amendment offered by Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma to apply the Hyde Amendment to the COVID bill. Every Republican voted for the amendment along with Democrat senators Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Senator Sullivan of Alaska did not vote.
The amendment failed because it did not reach the 60-vote threshold needed to waive budget rules associated with the legislation. Without the 3/5 majority necessary, the amendment fails and the COVID bill will fund abortions.
The $350 billion state bailout funds are particularly problematic as the bill doesn’t prevent states and localities from using taxpayer funds to pay for abortions. Under the current guidelines, liberal states like New York and California, which are likely going to receive the lion’s share of the bailout, can funnel millions to abortion giants like Planned Parenthood if they choose.
ACTION ALERT: Contact your two senators and urge a NO vote on the COVID relief bill that funds abortions. Call (202) 224-3121 or go here for specific contact info.
The pro-life group SBA List wrote to senators ahead of the vote urging them to adopt pro-life amendments to curb abortion funding.
“While prior bipartisan COVID relief packages have included Hyde protections on funding streams that fall outside of existing limits on abortion funding, this bill departs from the status quo by leaving funds open to use for abortion. COVID relief money should be used for life-affirming purposes… we strongly support and will score in favor of amendments to mitigate the funding of abortion, abortion coverage, or abortion providers,” it wrote.
SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser added: “Pro-abortion forces emboldened by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are shamelessly exploiting the COVID-19 crisis to expand abortion on demand, paid for by taxpayers. By failing to include Hyde Amendment protections and forcing taxpayers to bail out the abortion industry, their so-called ‘rescue plan’ abandons some of the most vulnerable Americans – unborn children and their mothers. Their agenda will divide, rather than unite our nation as this administration promised.”
Without the Hyde Amendment added, pro-life groups like SBA List are asking senators to vote against the bill.
“We are grateful to our pro-life Senate allies who are working hard to fix the worst anti-life aspects of this bill, with our team’s assistance. Susan B. Anthony List urges all senators to vote against any COVID-19 relief bill that expands taxpayer-funded abortion, and we will ensure that every American knows how their senator votes,” she told LifeNews.
Tom McClusky, president of March for Life Action also told LifeNews that the pro-life group opposes the bill without pro-life amendments to stop abortion funding.
“The current COVID-19 relief package has the potential to be the largest expansion of abortion funding since Obamacare. Less than 10% of the ‘relief’ actually goes towards combating the pandemic. Instead, pro-abortion politicians are using this bill to open the floodgates to abortion funding, with billions of dollars unprotected from being used for the life-ending practice both here in the U.S. and abroad. This is radically out of step with the majority of Americans who oppose their tax dollars funding it. Americans who have been suffering from the effects of the pandemic deserve authentic relief, not this pro-abortion bonanza,” he said.
Fortunately one of the abortion funding provisions was removed from the bill prior to today’s vote.
Senator Rand Paul has forced Democrats to remove a pro-abortion provision in their massive $1.9 trillion COVID bill that would have allowed every Planned Parenthood across America to receive free money through the Paycheck Protection Program. Last year, the Planned Parenthood abortion business improperly applied for and received $80 million in federal funds meant to support small businesses as they battle the economic fallout from the coronavirus.
That is despite the fact that the rules and regulations associated with the program specifically prohibited affiliates of larger organizations with more than 500 employees from applying. That covers Planned Parenthood as Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PFFA) alone has had more than 600 employees.
Shockingly, only 9% of the bill’s funding will go to public health issues, and almost half of the funding, not including the proposed stimulus checks, won’t be distributed until 2022 at the earliest.
Recent Marist polling, though, shows Americans overwhelmingly oppose taxpayer funding of abortion overseas. The survey reveals 77 percent of Americans reject the idea of taxpayer dollars funding abortion abroad while a majority of Democrats—55 percent—also oppose taxpayer funding of abortion abroad.
ACTION ALERT: Contact your two senators and urge a NO vote on the COVID relief bill that funds abortions. Call (202) 224-3121 or go here for specific contact info:
Everything the left wants always requires force.
... and evil.
I wouldn’t put it past them to “justify” this cost by claiming they are only “thinking about the historical born” because they don’t “want the baby to grow up and get covid”
And babies who are non persons of color could grow up to be racists. Can’t risk that./s
So, Reform Jews, Christians and especially Catholics who voted for the “overall issues as a whole” and ignored abortions, and said Biden is an old grandfatherly type of moderate who will get us back to the pre-Covid USA before that Trump fellow with the tweets and the weird hairstyle took over————now what?
The holy grail for these people is to force Christians to pay for abortion, physician-assisted death, aids care and sex “change” operations.
Stolen elections have convoluted consequences.
“The holy grail for these people is to force Christians to pay for abortion, physician-assisted death, aids care and sex “change” operations.”
And if the democrat party “ISN’T FROM SATAN HIMSELF; I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS.”
Most of them are truly demon driven for sure. Whether consciously or subconsciously, they do the bidding of the Evil One. It’s hard to watch them get away with it for sure. But the Lord is allowing it for His purposes.
Hard to imagine the greatest number of people in history voted for a racist, anti constitutional and anti American dementia patient over a president who truly was making America great again. Common sense dictates that the election was stolen. Hard to beleive that a majority of Americans wanted to see the country plunged into the middle ages with super high taxes and prices on everything again like it was under obama and Jimmy Carter
“Covid relief” is now the Trojan horse for everything but actual covid relief.
The holy grail for these people is...
To destroy the Christian nation and Christian body. This is how they (the anti-Christ and his minions) do it. They first corrupt and lead astray nations and peoples and then leave to God to destroy his own work.
America is the "beast" in Rev. 17. I'll leave it to the reader to figure out who the great prostitute is. She's mounted and riding the beast, even now, IMO, to our utter destruction, and her enormous calamity. Millions are about to die a most horrible death.
We're watching the pages of Revelation and other prophecies fulfilled before our very eyes.
The abortionist's knife has claimed more lives in less than a Jewish Jubilee than the sword, or invention of firearms has in all of recorded history. Over ONE billion lives by some accounts. The USSC started the ball rolling in '73. The 50th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade will be in 2023.
How long do you think the Almighty will allow the suffering and deaths of millions continue?
The so-called Republican majority had two years to vote funding for the construction of the wall, and to shut down the impeachment bull****. The same losers, then in the minority in the House, had two more years to let things spin out of control, and went with that. They supported the witch hunt against Kavanaugh and Flynn.
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