Covid relief bill includes $50M for Planned Parenthood; attempt to bar funding of abortion fails
March 09, 2021
CWN Editor's Note: The Covid relief bill passed by the Senate includes $50M in grants and contracts for Planned Parenthood, according to the report; an effort to add Hyde Amendment language barring abortion funding failed. “For 45 years, the United States Congress – whether controlled by Democrats or Republicans – has maintained that taxpayers should not be forced against their conscience to pay for abortions,” USCCB leaders said on the eve of the vote. “Abandoning this compromise in a time of national emergency only serves to divide people in the very moment we should be united.”The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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