Updated (07/29/2021): House of Representatives passes first-ever federal budget since 1975 without abortion restrictions. Senate must pass budget before President Biden signs the bill into law.
There are simultaneous efforts in both Sacramento and Washington, DC to use more taxpayer funds for abortions. The Senate will vote on the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) appropriations bill, which currently excludes the 46-year-old Hyde Amendment and other long-standing, bipartisan provisions including the Weldon Amendment. Eliminating these provisions would 1) force taxpayers to pay for elective abortions, 2) force health care providers and professionals to perform and refer for abortion against their deeply-held beliefs, 3) force employers and insurers to cover and pay for abortion, and 4) permit tax dollars to fund international groups complicit in forced sterilizations and forced abortions.
Meanwhile, California Senate Bill 245 (Health care coverage: abortion services: cost sharing.) would remove insurance co-pays or any other cost-sharing requirement for all abortion services and would prohibit cost sharing from being imposed on a Medi-Cal beneficiary for those services.
Let your lawmakers in Sacramento and in Congress know that nobody should be forced to pay for or participate in the taking of innocent human life.