Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats Try to Put Abortion Funding in Emergency Coronavirus Bill, Republicans Cry Foul

EDIT: Our article was strictly based on reports from other cited sources. Politifact claims those sources to be false. There’s no evidence that Pelosi was sneaking any funding toward abortion services in the bill.

Earlier today, Nancy Pelosi held a press conference where she claimed that “we just need to make a decision to help families right now. We need to operate not as business as usual but in an emergency status, where we have to get the job done.”

The Daily Caller spoke with multiple officials at the White House regarding the proposed legislation, some said that Pelosi sought to include a potential way to guarantee federal funding for abortion into the coronavirus economic stimulus plan.

One official said, “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.”

The Hyde Amendment blocks clinics that perform abortions from receiving federal funding, and Democrats have pushed the Trump administration to end it since he was elected in 2016.

Another official referred to the provision as a “slush fund” and yet another questioned, “what the Hyde Amendment and abortion have to do with protecting Americans from coronavirus?”

Also in the bill was a government-mandated paid sick leave program, which would be permanent. If the bill were to pass, businesses would be federally required to provide seven days of paid sick leave, with or without a pandemic.

Democrats are trying hard to spin this, but it appears they have forgotten the meaning of partisanship.

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