Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Honors 40 Years of the Life Saving Hyde Amendment

September 30, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement in strong support of the 40th Anniversary of bipartisan support for the lifesaving Hyde Amendment, which has saved over 2 million lives by preventing the use of taxpayer funding for abortion:

“On the 40th anniversary of the lifesaving Hyde Amendment, my commitment to protecting the unborn remains steadfast. Former Congressman Henry Hyde was a true champion for the unborn. His effort to secure critical bipartisan support to protect American taxpayers from being forced to pay for abortions has resulted in over two million lives being saved. There is strong national consensus that taxpayers should not be forced to pay for abortion. While there is a new push from the left to remove the Hyde Amendment and allow taxpayer funding for abortions, I will continue every effort to protect the Hyde Amendment and enact it as permanent law.”

Nearly 2/3rds of Americans agree we should not use tax dollars to pay for abortion http://www.kofc.org/en/news/polls.html#/

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