President Joe Biden’s proposed federal budget throws open the door for taxpayer-funded abortion by forgoing a longstanding measure he supported as a senator.
The Biden administration’s 2022 fiscal budget massively boosts federal spending and lacks any protections from the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer money from funding abortions. The administration issued the budget request to Congress Friday.
The budget calls for $6 trillion in funding overall, the majority of which will go to pay for entitlement programs and interest on the national debt. The Department of Health and Human Services is requesting $133 billion in discretionary funding, none of which includes the Hyde Amendment. The request represents a nearly 25 percent increase from last year.
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