Wilson Statement on Banning Federal Abortion Funding

Jan 24, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after voting for H.R. 7 – the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act:

“I am grateful that House Republicans overwhelmingly passed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act today. A significant percent of American families do not support taxpayer dollars funding abortion, and for years we’ve relied on the Hyde Amendment to protect those values. Sadly, the Hyde Amendment is limited –it only restricts abortion funding from the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services and does not cover the over 1000 taxpayer supported health care plans that include abortion.

“By passing this legislation, House Republicans make the Hyde Amendment permanent and prevent any taxpayer dollars from going to fund abortion. I will continue to fight to protect the rights of the unborn with positive, pro-family legislation.”

Earlier this month, Congressman Wilson participated in the Stand Up for Life March and Rally at the South Carolina State House.