Opposing argument:

the Supreme Court has held that the Hyde Amendment places no obstacle to women seeking abortion but rather encourages alternative activity deemed in the public interest such as adoption

Pope Francis has made clear that all new lives conceived “are children of the entire community, and their being killed in large numbers with the backing of the state constitutes a grave problem…;

 according to a Knights of Columbus/Marist Poll conducted in 2019, 80 percent of Americans want substantial restrictions on abortion and a solid majority oppose taxpayer funding for abortion

the Hyde Amendment has formed the foundation of other legal provisions throughout federal and state law that prohibit public funding of abortion in the United States


Knights of Columbus. “In Support of the Hyde Amendment.” In Support of the Hyde Amendment | Resolutions | 137th Supreme Convention | Knights of Columbus, 2019,

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