House Dems Pump Breaks on Taxpayer-Funded Abortion

House Democrats appear at odds with the party’s 2020 presidential candidates over using taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions.

The Democrat-led House of Representatives is reportedly backing away from repealing the Hyde Amendment, the 1976 policy that has prevented federal funding for abortion. Democrats have debated sneaking a repeal of Hyde into the $190 billion Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill. If it were to pass, federal taxpayer dollars could directly be used to pay for abortions. But supporters have run into opposition from within their own ranks.

Maine Could Become 9th Assisted Suicide State

A doctor holds up a drug testing kit which is used as part of assisted suicides

The Democrat-led Maine Legislature voted to legalize assisted suicide.

The bill would allow doctors to prescribe terminally ill patients with fatal drugs. The House passed the bill on Monday by a margin of one vote, leading the Senate to pass the bill to the desk of Democratic governor Janet Mills with a vote of 19-16.