Brilliant Constitutional scholars in the government came up with ideas for providing for abortions in states where abortions will be made illegal. These ideas were ignorant of a major obstacle.
With the Supreme Court’s decision to push the legality of abortion back to the states, many pro-abortion politicians freaked out and started coming up with their ideas for continuing abortions in states that outlaw the act.
Elizabeth Warren suggested putting up tents on federal land to perform abortions.
US House member from South Carolina, Representative Byron Donalds discussed the left’s position with abortion when compared to oil.
During an interview with Newsmax TV on Monday, Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) reacted to Democratic proposals for the Brandon administration to use federal lands to conduct abortion by pointing out that many Democrats have tried to block oil drilling on federal lands, something that would “help every mom in America. It’ll help every dad in America. They won’t do that, but they’ll open it up for abortion.”
The Daily Caller pointed out:
Despite demands from several prominent Democrats, the federal government is prohibited from using taxpayer dollars to fund abortions.
The Hyde Amendment, first included in federal appropriations bills in 1976, prohibits the federal government from funding abortions unless “the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term or where the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest.” Activists estimate that the Hyde Amendment prevents at least 60,000 abortions every year.
The amendment is named for Republican Illinois Rep. Henry Hyde, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee who championed it.
Although support for the amendment was initially bipartisan, Democrats in recent years have attempted to pass federal budgets that do not include the provision. President Brandon flip-flopped on support for the amendment during his 2020 presidential campaign, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi attempted to jettison the provision for an early COVID-19 relief package. Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin’s demand that the Hyde Amendment be included in a social spending package was a key factor in the breakdown in Build Back Better negotiations.
It looks like Liawatha has some studying up to do.