Extreme abortion agenda to be on display in House hearing Tuesday, December 8

Priests for Life

December 07, 2020

The Democrats will begin rolling out their extreme abortion agenda tomorrow with a hearing convened by a member of Congress determined to repeal the Hyde Amendment, according to Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life.

Connecticut Democratic Rep. Rose DeLauro, incoming chair of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, called Hyde “discriminatory policy” and an “issue of racial injustice.” The Hyde Amendment, renewed annually since 1976, protects American taxpayers from footing the bill for most abortions.

Christina Bennett, communications director of the Family Institute of Connecticut, will represent the pro-life position at hearing before the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies.

The hearing - “The Impact on Women Seeking an Abortion but are Denied Because of an Inability to Pay” – will include three pro-abortion speakers: Hermina Palaccio, president of the Guttmacher Institute; Dr. Jamila Perritt, President and CEO of Physicians for Reproductive Health, and Amanda Beatriz Williams, Executive Director of the Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity.

“There won’t be a hint of objectivity in this hearing,” Father Frank said. “The truth about the Hyde Amendment is that most Americans support it. They don’t want the blood of millions of abortion victims on their hands. I’m not expecting any of the pro-abortion speakers to acknowledge this fact. Nor will they care that Hyde has saved 2.4 million children’s lives.

“I am also delighted that Christina will be testifying. I work closely with her on the ‘Catholics for Trump’ Coalition,” Father Pavone added.

Father Pavone pointed out that the Jan. 5 election in Georgia for two Senate seats could determine whether Hyde stays or goes. If Republicans continue to control that body, the Democrats would not be able to repeal the amendment.


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