U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Steve Daines (R-Mont.), founder and chair of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus, were joined today by 46 other pro-life senators in sending a unified message to Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) pledging to block any bill that would undermine the Hyde Amendment or any other pro-life protections.
Chairman of the Republican Study Committee Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) led the effort in the U.S. House of Representatives to send a letter to congressional leaders with 200 signatures in support of protecting the Hyde amendment and other pro-life protections.
In the letter, the senators wrote:
“We are united in our resolve to guard against any changes to Federal law that would unsettle nearly half a century of bipartisan consensus against taxpayer funding for abortion on demand, or otherwise threaten the lives of unborn children.“
“Accordingly, we are committed to vote against the advancement of any legislation that would eliminate or weaken the Hyde Amendment or any other current-law pro-life protections, or otherwise undermine existing Federal pro-life policy.”