When is enough enough? Liberal Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky wants the Hyde Amendment repealed.
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Dem Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky Calls For Repealing Ban on Federal Funding of Abortion, Wants More Poor Women to Kill Their Babies…
"The Party of Death…
(CNSNews.com) – 'Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) said the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding of abortion except in certain cases, should be repealed, and also said “there’s no evidence” that increasing access to abortion services encourages people to get abortions.
At an event on Capitol Hill sponsored by the Center for Reproductive Rights to call for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, CNSNews.com asked Rep. Schakowsky, “So, increasing access to abortion, you think, does not encourage some people to get abortions?”
Rep. Schakowsky said, “No, there’s no evidence of that around the world, where access to abortion is more available but somehow women are more inclined to get one.”
“What happens is that women who don’t have access resort, as we heard today, to very dangerous, self-inflicted kinds of things in order to end, terminate the pregnancy,” she said. “And so, you know, we go back to back alley abortions. We go back to coat hangers. And, I mean, is that what we want?”
…Terry Sallas Merritt, vice president of Whole Woman’s Health, said during the event on Capitol Hill that abortion is 10 times safer than childbirth.
CNSNews.com asked Rep. Schakowsky if she agreed with Merritt.
“I’m assuming that was on a scientific finding that the insistence of mortality or illness or whatever is an adverse health affect is much more common in childbirth,” the congresswoman said. “There are many more things that can go wrong than a first-trimester abortion, but, as was pointed out, in order for poor women to afford an abortion, it may take them a long time to get the money together. They’re put in a more precarious health situation, the risks increase as well as the cost.”
“We want to make sure this very safe, outpatient procedure is available and accessible to poor women,” said Rep. Schakowsky. “That is not to say that we don’t want to also increase the availability of family planning, of birth control, which again, there’s sometimes discrimination even in that.”'"
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"According to Schakowsky and 99% of the Democratic party, this is not a child…"