In what seems like satire, but surely is not, is that the Democratic bill to assist America in coronavirus recovery includes abortion funding. Apparently, Democrats think that killing people will somehow save lives. It’s logic that only works in Washington.
In the midst of the coronavirus epidemic, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tried to sneak in funding for abortion clinics into the House proposal. Apparently, no crisis should go unwasted.
The Daily Caller reports that Pelosi tried to place abortion funding into the coronavirus stimulus package. In particular, Pelosi tried to place “a mandate for up to $1 billion to reimburse laboratory claims,” without protections of the Hyde Amendment, which bans tax-dollars paying for abortion.
A White House official told the Daily Caller, “A new mandatory funding stream that does not have Hyde protections would be unprecedented. Under the guise of protecting people, Speaker Pelosi is working to make sure taxpayer dollars are spent covering abortion — which is not only backwards, but goes against historical norms.”
Politico confirmed the allegations, claiming that Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin “resolved issues over federal funding of abortion in a separate bill that will also hit the floor.”
As President Trump has been issuing order after order to protect the American people at a frenzied pace, Pelosi took over a week to draft the legislation because she was trying to carefully sneak in the abortion coverage.