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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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G Schalk
2 years ago

UnBorn Lives Matter

ds patriot
3 years ago

I can’t state how discusted I have been with pelodi overall but this almosts tops her tearing up of the President’s state of the union address. Get her and Schumer out of politics forever.
The American public needs to see and understand all the useless pork they are putting in this bill. No doubt it is the reason they are still ” elbowing” each other to get it signed.
This should have been finished and done last week clean and straight forward for the American public. I don’t trust the republicans much more than the socialists demos anymore and this pandemic is showing all their selfish true colors.
God Bless President Trump, Vice President Pence and America.

3 years ago



3 years ago

Reminds me of the parable where a scorpion, which cannot swim, asks a frog to carry it across a river on the frog’s back, promising to not sting the frog in return for the favor. The frog is suspicious but relents and gives the scorpion a lift. Of course when safe on the other shore, the scorpion fatally stings the frog. ” Why? ” asks the Frog. “Because I’m a scorpion” is the reply. Pelosi does what she does because …….. Fill in the blanks.

3 years ago

Is anybody really that surprised?

Ralph S Mills Jr
3 years ago

Editorialized errata
Spurious sources

If it weren’t for hypocrisy… Democrats and the media wouldn’t have any policies whatsoever.

.Jim A.
3 years ago

This is the ONLY THING I have ever agreed with pelosi on.
What happens, or doesn’t happen, to a woman’s body is HER CHOICE AND HER CHOICE ALONE.
Government doesn’t have aN effing thing to say about it.
Of ALL THE ASININE things our politicians have done, defunding Planned Parenthood is thde most asinine. The idiots did that because a miniscule part of P.P.’s budget {less than 10%} IS USED FOR ABORTION. AND NO TAXPAYER FUNFDS ARE USED FOR ABORTION.

3 years ago
Reply to  .Jim A.

Kill your kid on your own dime, not mine.

Bruce Smotheman
3 years ago

Fire the Ding Bat!!!!!

James E Tryon
3 years ago

This anti American, criminal, demented POS should be removed arrested and jailed for life!

Dr J
3 years ago

This is not unusual behavior for the majority House party. Thank you to those, irrespective of party affiliation, who identified and most importantly, held firm against this “pork barrel” attempt.

3 years ago

Attaching unrelated funding of abortion to a bill in a national emergency is disgusting underhanded tactic Pelosi and her goons are known for. Disgraceful Nancy has become irrelevant and useless.

Michele Buckley
3 years ago

Pelosi is a disgrace! I still cannot understand how she can call herself a Christian, say she prays for our President, but is ok with abortion? She needs to retire…also get a new set of teeth because in her recent press conferences it looked like her dentures were slipping..She had a really hard time pronouncing several words. Please ..TERM LIMITS!!

3 years ago

Please everyone vote all red! This woman has shown us how much of a liar she is and now she is a sneak as well. I can’t believe she is still in office. For goodness sake vote her and the rest OUT!

Willie Ryan
3 years ago

The day is coming when all those like Nancy Pelosi that want to murder babies will stand before GOD and they will be told . You will spend eternity in hell and get what you deserve.

3 years ago

When is the Catholic church going to excommunicate Ms. Pelosi? A Catholic she is NOT! Has she been living in her own little world for so long that she’s forgotten that the Catholic church constantly prays to END Abortion? And to try and push funding thru for her abortion agenda on the back of a bill to help with a pandemic in our country is just about as LOW as a person can get. She truly disgusts me.
lluke I couldn’t agree with you more!

Ly DeLo
3 years ago

She is a vile woman at best!

William F Sarno
3 years ago

What a disgusting, vile and evil person she is! She is the most revolting human being on earth. And she is indicative of what the Democrat party has become. I really don’t see how anyone could vote for any Democrat ever anymore.

3 years ago

Nancy is the original “ Sneaky Snake” and will never change! She needs to be removed along with her sidekick.

Anette Y
3 years ago

Nancy is apparently related to the “queen of death and taxes” Governor Kate Brown of Oregon

Dale Sutton
3 years ago

Trying to push through an abortion bill during this time is very sick. Our government is by the people and for the people, not for by the reps we have in Washington. I hope we can clean the House and throw out the trash.

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