Please Preserve the Hyde Amendment
I am writing to encourage you to not support any federal budget legislation that does not have the Hyde amendment and other similiar amendments attached to it. This amendment, for over 45 years, has respected the viewpoint of million of Americans that oppose abortion on moral and ethical grounds.
The Hyde amendment allows federal funding in three distinct situations (rape,incest and a threat to the life of the mother), which was a compromise at the time it was first introduced. This amendment reflects the views of tens of millions of Americans, including many in your district.
Please oppose the elimination of the Hyde amendment and similarly related amendments in any of your future votes on budget legislation.
Thank you for your consideration.