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U.S. Senate Dems Block Anti-Human Trafficking Bill Over Abortion

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Written by Michael Gryboski

A previously bipartisan U.S. Senate bill meant to combat human trafficking is now being blocked by Democrats over an abortion funding provision.

Senate Democrats have threatened to block Senate Bill 178 over a provision added by Republicans regarding abortion funding.

“Republicans cast this as a routine extension of the so-called Hyde Amendment, which bans the use of federal funds for abortions except in limited circumstances,”┬áreported Fox News.

“But Democrats said the legislation would mark a significant expansion since it applies to personal funds paid in fines.”… Continue Reading