POLL: Nebraska asking to block federal funding for abortions
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Nebraska joins 21 other state’s in writing to Congress, urging them to maintain the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds for abortions, in the 2022 budget.
The Hyde Amendment has been included in federal budgets for 45 years but was removed this year by the Biden Administration.
The amendment was created on the basis that some taxpayers object to abortion on religious grounds, therefore it is unreasonable to “force them to pay for abortions by using their tax dollars,” as stated in a press release from Nebraska’s Attorney General.
“Nearly 60 percent of Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortion,” said AG Doug Peterson, “The president only recently changed his position. We are urging Congress to reject this divisive policy and to restore the Hyde Amendment into the budget it ultimately passes.”
Attorneys general from Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and West Virginia also joined the letter.