Perhaps you have heard the saying abortion advocates often like to repeat: ‘if you don’t like abortion, then don’t get one.’
Well, we not only don’t like abortions, we don’t like being forced to pay for them or to do anything else that would facilitate the termination of the life of an unborn child. Yet that is precisely what abortion advocates want us to do.
In a first for either political party, the 2016 Democratic Party Platform has made a clear break with America’s longstanding policies prohibiting taxpayer-funded abortion. The Democratic Platform promises to “support the repeal” of the Helms Amendment and to “overturn…federal and state laws and policies that impede a woman’s access to abortion, including by repealing the Hyde Amendment.” These two amendments have long served as a bulwark in protecting the conscience rights of tens of millions of Americans like you and I, Americans who are absolutely opposed to the use of their tax dollars to pay for abortions.