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A 2024 letter in support of pro-life appropriations riders

Sent to the United States House and Senate Appropriations Committees on May 23, 2024

Each year as we carefully analyze congressional appropriations bills, we work to ensure that historic pro-life riders are maintained and included. Pro-life amendments have been attached to appropriations bills as “riders” for years. For over 40 years, the Hyde Amendment has protected American consciences and been recognized by each Congress as they passed it into law through the appropriations process.

In recent years, we have seen serious threats to the Hyde Amendment. It was ultimately a significant victory for these riders to be included in the fiscal year 2023 appropriations package, and we must continue advocating for their inclusion in fiscal year 2024 and 2025 packages. We will work to preserve the Hyde Amendment to prevent government-funded violence against preborn children and to protect citizens from being coerced into violating their consciences by using their tax dollars to support abortion, something we believe is unjust.

Other pro-life amendments include the Weldon, Siljander, Dornan, Kemp-Kasten, and Dickey-Wicker Amendments which protect life and consciences at home and abroad. All of these pro-life riders are important and must be protected.

This letter was sent to the United States House and Senate Appropriations Committees on May 23, 2024.

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