Advocacy Requested by USCCB
The USCCB has reached out to let us know that the House Appropriations Committee has drafted its first FY22 appropriations bill and the Committee has eliminated provisions designed to prevent taxpayer funds from being used to pay for abortions in the District of Columbia (Dornan Amendment), through foreign assistance (Helms Amendment), and for federal employee health plans that cover abortions. The expectation now is that, as other appropriations bills are released in the coming weeks, the Hyde Amendment and other pro-life provisions will also be excluded.
Archbishop Naumann, as chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, is askinggrassroots advocates to sign their petition at https://www.notaxpayerabortion.com/. The goal is to get millions of Catholics to sign the petition by July 16. It is anticipated that the full House will consider appropriations bills during the last two weeks in July. The Senate has yet to announce any appropriations activity for FY22.
Source: Archdiocese of Washington