Hawaii Family Forum Signs Coalition Letter to Protect Life

September 9, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Today 60 national and state pro-life groups including Hawaii Family, led by Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Americans United for Life (AUL), Concerned Women for America LAC (CWA), National Right to Life (NRLC), Family Research Council (FRC), and March for Life Action sent a letter to Congress calling on lawmakers to protect the Hyde Amendment, longstanding bipartisan policy to stop taxpayer funding of abortion and saves unborn American lives.

This fall Congress will work to determine policy related to healthcare funding in appropriations bills and in the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill. Pro-life groups are urging members of Congress to respect the will of the American people and adhere to the Hyde Amendment in both processes.

The letter reads in part:

“…This year the House passed appropriations bills that eliminate many of the longstanding Hyde protections. Now it is up to the Senate to defend the unborn by insisting the consciences of Americans are protected. Earlier this month, the Senate showed its intent that Hyde principles should continue to govern federal spending, through the passage of an amendment offered by Senator Lankford. We urge all Senators to carry this intent across the finish line by voting against cloture on any appropriations bill that does not retain the Hyde family of pro-life riders.

“Additionally, this fall there will be another battle… as the House and Senate consider a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill… we urge you to ensure that this spending does not expand taxpayer-funded abortion, and to exclude any backdoor proposals that would do an end run around the Hyde family of amendments and fund abortion against the will of the majority of Americans.”