March 13, 2020

Report: Pelosi Tried to Get Abortion Funding Included with Coronavirus Spending

  • The Hill

By: Ted Patterson

In Brief:

Nancy Pelosi wanted to kill babies at the same time the nation seeks to quell a deadly virus.

The Background:

The Daily Caller reports:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought to include a potential way to guarantee federal funding for abortion into the coronavirus economic stimulus plan, according to multiple senior White House officials.

Speaking to the Daily Caller, those officials alleged that while negotiating the stimulus with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Pelosi tried to lobby for “several” provisions that stalled bipartisan commitment to the effort. One was a mandate for up to $1 billion to reimburse laboratory claims, which White House officials say would set a precedent of health spending without protections outlined in the Hyde Amendment.

Notable Quotes:

Under the guise of protecting people, Speaker Pelosi is working to make sure taxpayer dollars are spent covering abortion — which is not only backwards, but goes against historical norms."

  • A White House Official

Ted Patterson is editor of Republic Press.

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