Common ground between Democrats and Republicans has been evaporating at lightning speed for two decades, but on the abortion issue, it has now definitively vanished entirely. Joe Biden has caved to his increasingly radical base and abandoned what little nuance he had left on the issue. Attempts by a handful of beleaguered pro-life Democrats to carve out a place for themselves in the party have failed miserably. And now this:
According to breaking reports on Friday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Democrats are expected to push for the direct federal funding of abortions next year paid for out of the pockets of taxpayers. This move would end the Hyde Amendment, which has been attached to federal appropriations bills every year since 1976.
“Beginning next year, Democratic leaders in the House no longer will back the annual move to put the prohibition into law, they’ve told a small group of House Democrats,” the LA Times reported on Friday.
The Hyde Amendment specifies that “Medicaid will not pay for an abortion unless the woman’s life is in danger or the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest.” The LA Times adds that Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., who leads the subcommittee that funds federal health programs and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., were the two Democrat leaders to inform lawmakers about their intention for next year.
The article references the “dramatic and widespread reversal” that Democrats have recently undergone over the “last five years” on the issue of abortion…Since the enactment of the Hyde Amendment, an estimated 60,000 preborn babies have been saved from abortion every year since 1976, according to estimates. If consistent for the last 44 years, this means the Hyde Amendment has saved an estimated 2,640,000 preborn babies from abortion.
This isn’t surprising, but it is another sobering reminder of what is at stake if the Democrats regain total control. And it is a reminder to everyone who recognizes that every human life is precious: A vote for the Democrats is a vote for abortion, paid for by you—the taxpayer.