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Katie Britt accuses Senate Democrats of "Fearmongering" after partisan abortion bill vote fails

On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Katie Britt (R-Alabama) said that the Senate Democrats' vote on the so-called Reproductive Freedom for Women Act was another example of Democrats engaging in fearmongering. Republicans predictably blocked the bill that would have stripped the Hyde Amendment from law freeing up the Biden administration to provide taxpayer subsidized abortions on demand.

"I'm proud to be pro-life, pro-family, and pro-woman. Make no mistake – today was nothing more than yet another self-serving show vote by Senator Schumer. Democrats' continued far-left push to get rid of the longstanding, bipartisan Hyde Amendment and force American taxpayers to fund abortions at any time, for any reason, up until the moment of birth is radical and wildly out of touch," said Senator Britt. "Instead of trying to distract from America's decline under the Biden-Harris Administration, Senate Democrats should spend floor time on commonsense, common-ground solutions that would truly help hardworking families across our nation. I urge my Democratic colleagues to prioritize legislation that would protect the mental health of children and teenagers on social media. Sadly, this Senate Majority continues to prioritize scare tactics, fearmongering, and partisan judicial nominees. The American people deserve better."

"This is a plain, up-or-down vote on whether you support women being able to make their own reproductive health care decisions," said Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington). It doesn't force anything, it doesn't cost anything, it's actually just a half-page bill simply saying women should have the basic freedom to make their own decisions about their health care."

"If Republicans are going to force women to stay pregnant, we are going to force them to be honest with the American people about their extreme position," Murray added.

Senator Britt has fought to protect the Hyde Amendment and promised to continue to hold the Biden Administration and Democrats accountable for their radical abortion policies.

The bill failed 49 to 44 – It needed 60 votes to clear the Senate's filibuster rule. This is the third such reproductive rights effort the Democrats have attempted as they have tried to make political hay out of the abortion issue. Republicans dismissed the vote as an attempt to fearmonger ahead of the election and attempt to deflect attention away from President Biden's apparent worsening cognitive decline.

Earlier this year, Senator Britt questioned U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Xavier Becerra on the absence of the Hyde Amendment from President Biden's proposed FY25 HHS Budget. The Hyde Amendment has been included in annual appropriations legislation since 1977 and bars federal taxpayer dollars from funding abortions.

Breaking with longstanding bipartisan norms, Secretary Becerra outright admitted to Senator Britt that President Biden "wants to remove the Hyde Amendment from the budget proposals, and that's what he's done."

Katie Britt was elected to the Senate in 2022. She is an attorney and a former Chief of Staff for former Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) who held this Seante seat for 36 years,

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