Democrats are also pushing radical policies like rolling back conscience protections, repealing parental notification of a minor, and expanding taxpayer-funding of abortion
Washington, D.C. — This morning, House Democrats passed legislation that allows for a massive expansion of abortion nationwide and legalizes abortion until birth, all the way through the third trimester of a pregnancy, in every single state. U.S. Representative Rodney Davis (R-IL) voted no on the Democrats’ extreme abortion legislation and issued the following statement in response:
“The Democrats’ extreme abortion bill goes well beyond ‘codifying’ Roe v. Wade. It’s nothing short of a massive expansion of abortion nationwide, including legalizing abortion until birth in every single state. It also rolls back conscience protections for hospitals, doctors, and nurses that object to performing an abortion. At the same time, Democrats are continuing their attempts to repeal the bipartisan Hyde Amendment and allow for taxpayer-funding of abortion. As a pro-life lawmaker, I’ll continue to oppose the Democrats’ extreme attempts to expand radical abortion policies nationwide.”
H.R. 3755, the Women’s Health Protection Act, is nothing short of an extreme expansion of abortion nationwide, well beyond the abortion regulations that were established through the Roe v. Wade decision. The legislation would “invalidate almost all state abortion laws and regulations and enshrine in federal law a nearly unlimited right to abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy.”
The legislation abolishes state laws prohibiting abortions after viability, including up until birth and all the way through the third trimester of a pregnancy, if recommended by a health care provider, which is not limited to a physician. It also abolishes state laws regarding parental notification in the case of a minor.
The legislation also supersedes all other federal laws on abortion, including laws that provide legal protections to hospitals, doctors, or nurses that have a conscience objection to performing an abortion.
House Democrats are also attempting to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which bars the use of federal taxpayer dollars funding abortions, except in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother. The Hyde Amendment has enjoyed bipartisan support since its inception in the 1970s.
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