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July 28, 2017

Gohmert Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Hyde Amendment


Congressman Louie Gohmert

Congressman Louie Gohmert

Washington,D.C. – Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today in honor of the Hyde Amendment, the annual appropriations language that prohibits taxpayer funding of abortion, passed on September 30, 1976:

“Today marks the 40thanniversary of the Hyde Amendment, which outlawed taxpayer dollars from being used to fund abortion practices. This vital legislative provision not only protects the rights of the innocent unborn, but also advances the cause of human freedom, extends the inalienable rights enshrined in our Declaration of Independence to all human beings, and preserves religious liberty. It was a great honor for me to have served with Henry Hyde in the conclusive years of his noble, selfless service in Congress.”

“Unfortunately, protecting human life is no longer seen as a profound priority by many of today’s political leaders. We have witnessed this administration turn a blind-eye and even defend the many heinous atrocities unsurfaced at Planned Parenthood.”

“It is so very important that we take the time to understand, reflect and preserve this measure. It has already saved over 2 million precious lives. We cannot afford to lose such a crucial legislative safeguard to the right to life. Every life, whether born or unborn, is a gift from God and should be cherished as such.”

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