State Lawmakers Aren’t Letting the Coronavirus Stop Their Crusade Against Abortion Rights
The president and governors across the country are declaring states of emergency as the coronavirus spreads. And still, state-level Republicans are jamming through anti-abortion bills.
Mar 18, 2020
Abortion rights advocates watched in horror last week as the Trump administration threatened to stymie negotiations over coronavirus response legislation by demanding anti-abortion language be inserted into the bill.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) negotiations with Trump’s treasury secretary hit a roadblock when the White House apparently insisted that anti-abortion language be included in the coronavirus relief package. The Trump administration wanted to include Hyde Amendment language, which prohibits public funding for abortion, in the bill.