By a sweeping vote of 238 to 183, the U.S. House of Representatives said no once and for all this week to using taxpayer dollars to fund abortions through Medicaid.

The historic passage of H.R. 7, making permanent the Hyde Amendment of 1977, helps to solidify President Trump's pro-life platform by waging war against the enemies of the unborn on the legal and fiscal battlefront.

"This legislation protects the conscience of American taxpayers by ensuring that not a single dollar of their hard-earned money goes to fund abortions," House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement. "We are a pro-life Congress."

Naturally, liberals are furious, as it means a permanent mechanism for the protection of the unborn has been put into place.

The passage of the Hyde Amendment 40 years ago was the Republican answer to the 1973 adoption by Congress of Roe vs. Wade, which made abortion legal in the U.S.

Under the Hyde Amendment, "no funds authorized or appropriated by Federal law, and none of the funds in any trust fund to which funds are authorized or appropriated by Federal law, shall be expended for any abortion." The only exceptions are if a woman's pregnancy is the result of rape, incest, or deemed medically necessary to save the life of the mother.

Since the Hyde amendment was passed 15 states, including California, still do not restrict abortion coverage. Over the years Democrats have worked to repeal the provision, but to no avail.

The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act approved in the House this week extends and preserves this pro-life legislation in perpetuity. However, it does not terminate a woman's choice to end a pregnancy.

Most importantly, the legislation rightfully takes the moral and financial burden of abortion off of taxpayers and sends a clear message to women that if they are considering having an abortion, they will have to find another way to pay for it.

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