(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Wednesday, Congressman Jim Banks (R-Indiana) wrote a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) urging them to defend the Hyde Amendment, a piece of legislation that was first passed over forty years ago and protects all taxpayer money from being used to pay for abortions or insurance plans covering abortions.
103 House colleagues of Rep. Banks joined him in his effort to reaffirm broad support for the Hyde Amendment and the sanctity of life. Read the full letter here.
Said Rep. Banks, “The sanctity of life is under assault by the radical left. For over forty years, it has been widely believed that while Roe v. Wade may be the law of the land, that no taxpayer money should ever go to providing abortions. Now, the radical left of the Democrat Party wants to dismantle the Hyde Amendment, which has codified this long-held recognition of decency. I wrote this letter to remind Speaker Pelosi and House leadership that should any legislation move forward that uses taxpayer money to fund abortions in any way, it will be met with the utmost resistance from me and over 100 of my colleagues.”
Congressman Jim Banks represents Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District and serves on the House Armed Services Committee, Committee on Veterans Affairs, and Committee on Education and Labor.