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Grassley and fellow pro-lifers pledge to block taxpayer funding for abortion


BUTLER COUNTY, IOWA – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) joined Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), founder and chairman of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus, along with Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) and 45 of his colleagues by sending a unified message to Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (DN.Y.) pledging to vote to block any bill that would undermine the Hyde Amendment, which bans taxpayer funding for abortions.

“We write to express our steadfast support for the Hyde Amendment and all other longstanding pro-life protections. For over 45 years, the Hyde Amendment has ensured that taxpayer dollars are not used to fund abortions, saving the lives of nearly 2.5 million unborn children…the Hyde Amendment is supported by both a substantial majority of the American public and a bipartisan majority of sitting United States Senators, and was recently signed into law by President Biden in Public Law 117-103,” wrote the senators.

Grassley and his colleagues sent a similar letter to Schumer last February and are renewing their commitment for fiscal year 2023.

“We urge you to start where we left off by making a basic commitment to maintain the same pro-life protections that were included in Public Law 117-103, and to avoid any taxpayer-funded giveaways that benefit the “Billion-Dollar Abortion Industry. The American People, Born and Unborn, Deserve Nothing Less,” concluded the senators.

This letter is endorsed by Susan B. Anthony List, Family Research Council, March for Life, Catholic Vote, National Right to Life, US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Americans United for Life, Concerned Women for America, and Alliance Defending Freedom.

Grassley, a staunch advocate for unborn and pro-life protections, recently received an A+ grade for 2021 on the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List National Pro-Life Scorecard. It also received a 100% perfect score from the Family Research Council’s legislative arm, FRC Action.
The full letter is available HERE.