Democratic candidate for president Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana introduced an action plan for women as he works to win the Democratic nomination for President. The action plan purported to secure “power for women in the 21st century” is essentially a plan to repeal the Hyde Amendment.
The Hyde Amendment—the appropriations legislation first introduced in 1976 by Rep. Henry Hyde — bars federal funding for elective abortions through Medicaid. The amendment has saved over two million preborn children and celebrated its 40th anniversary on September 30.
For many years, the Hyde Amendment was a bipartisan piece of legislation, receiving support from both Democrats and Republicans alike.
Even TIME magazine, when recently reporting on Biden’s the Hyde Amendment said, ” For years, the Hyde Amendment represented a rare point of bipartisan consensus on abortion in Congress, with lawmakers from both parties agreeing that taxpayer money should not be used to fund abortions, with some exceptions.”
However, the Democratic Party made repealing the Hyde Amendment a plank in their 2016 national platform. Prior to enactment of Hyde, the Medicaid program paid for roughly 300,000 abortions annually.
Buttigieg evidently thinks the way to empower women is by giving them access to taxpayer funded abortion.
“Progress for women has come despite systemic sexism and racism, and persistent gender bias,” Mr. Buttigieg said. “And now, with women’s rights under assault, we can’t wait any longer to ensure women have the power they deserve.”
Ironically, Buttigieg recently stated that he thinks the death penalty is not justifiable for terrorists, yet he has no issue with abortions killing defenseless, innocent, unborn babies. According to Lifenews:
The pro-abortion presidential candidate told The Hill that it is morally wrong to put suspected terrorists like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to death.
Breitbart reports Mohammed is accused of organizing the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on America. He faces charges for allegedly murdering 2,976 people. His trial before a military tribunal is scheduled for January.
“There are people who may deserve to die. I just don’t know anybody who deserves to kill them,” Buttigieg said.
A self-proclaimed Christian, the South Bend, Indiana mayor said he believes killing “defenseless” human beings is wrong.
“I do believe that the moral consequence of killing somebody who is defenseless for any reason goes against certainly what I’ve been taught about the way we’re supposed to treat human life,” he said.
Buttigieg’s does not truly adhere to what he claims to believe, as his comments about abortions illustrate. In May, Buttigieg said he thinks abortions in the third trimester should be legal.
Last month, Buttigieg outrageously stated that the Bible supports abortions up until birth, saying that the Bible contains multiple instances of referring to life as beginning at “the first breath.” Any abortion occurring up until that point is okay, Buttigieg included.