Pro-life groups warn draft spending bill would fund abortion on demand

A House subcommittee on Monday advanced a draft spending bill without the usual prohibitions on abortion funding, legislation that pro-life groups warned would force taxpayers to subsidize abortion on demand.

“These are bad bills. They are never going to pass the Senate,” said Tom McClusky, president of March for Life Action, to CNA on Monday.

“We do believe that there’s enough Democrats who definitely don’t want to have this fight on taxpayer funding of abortion,” he said.

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies on Monday voted to report favorably a draft appropriations bill for the 2022 fiscal year; the bill would provide funding for several federal agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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