The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to advance four pro-abortion bills. According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, these bills would take away the pro-life policies that:
- Protect taxpayers from having to pay for elective abortions, both here and overseas.
- Protect health care providers from being forced to perform abortions or refer for abortions against their beliefs.
- Protect employers and insurance companies from being forced to pay for abortion.
The full House is expected to begin voting on these bills during the week of July 26.
Without the Hyde Amendment and Hyde-related policies, billions of taxpayer dollars could be used to pay for abortion in the United States and throughout the world, the USCCB said.
Eliminating the Weldon Amendment would force medical professionals, employers, and insurance companies to perform, pay for, or otherwise participate in an abortion against their beliefs, according to the USCCB.
To contact your representative on these issues, visit the USCCB action page.