“He [McConnell] wants us to just stop. He wants us to just stop. But families know that hunger doesn’t take a break, not having a job doesn’t take a break, not being able to pay rent doesn’t take a break, ”Pelosi said Thursday.
Pro-life leaders have previously pointed out that the stimulus bill fails to place Hyde’s protections in critical places – thus allowing taxpayer funding for abortions. The Hyde Amendment prohibits federal funding for elective abortions.
Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, said Thursday that the legislation “is full of freebies to the abortion lobby.”
“Shame on Pelosi Democrats for exploiting a national emergency to force a radical abortion program on the American people,” Dannenfelser said.
“Not only does the bill fund abortion and health plans that cover abortion, but it includes subsidies to the abortion industry,” she said.
In the CARES Act, the first stimulus bill passed by Congress in March, Planned Parenthood was excluded from emergency small business loans because of a 500 employee limit allowing nonprofits to be eligible for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. The current bill amends the regulations to allow Planned Parenthood to access PPP loans.
Hyde protections are not included in state and local government legislation funding, and are not tied to subsidies for COBRA premiums or any other coverage for workers on leave that may include abortion coverage.
Republicans also criticized the bill for potentially sending out direct stimulus checks to undocumented immigrants, forcing the general release of detainees while placing the onus of justifying their continued detention on governments and freezing all demands. extra work for food stamps.
“We urge Congress to continue to put aside partisan agendas and remember that true heroes across America work and sacrifice to save lives, including those of unborn children,” said Dannenfelser.