Democrats are now pushing for full taxpayer funded abortions, something that would have been unthinkable a decade ago. The Daily Caller reports:
Democrats in the House want to rollback pro-life legislation by repealing the Hyde Amendment and forcing taxpayers to fund abortions.
As the Washington Examiner reports, the Democrats, who now have a majority in the House of Representatives, held a news conference Tuesday to reiterate their demand to repeal the Hyde Amendment and neutralize other pro-life measures.
“I believe that for the first time, maybe in our nation’s history, we actually have a pro-choice majority in the U.S. House of Representatives,” Colorado Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette told reporters.
DeGette was not alone. With her was Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen and members of the Pro-Choice Caucus, a legislative club for congressmen and senators who support abortion. They announced they would be sponsoring the Each Woman Act, a bill to undo the Hyde Amendment — a seminal piece of pro-life legislation that prevents federal funding for any abortions outside of those followed by rape, incest or the potential harming of the mother.
A majority of Americans are against loosening abortion laws any further, and this could seriously backfire on Democrats.