(DISRN) Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) allegedly sought to include a provision in the coronavirus economic stimulus bill that would have directed funding to abortion clinics in violation of federal law, according to The Daily Caller.
"Multiple senior White House officials" claimed that Pelosi, as part of negotiations over the bill, attempted to lobby for "a mandate for up to $1 billion to reimburse laboratory claims" that White House sources said would "set a precedent of health spending without protections outlined in the Hyde Amendment."
One White House official said:
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"Under the guise of protecting people, Speaker Pelosi is working to make sure taxpayer dollars are spent covering abortion — which is not only backwards, but goes against historical norms."