Franklin Graham Says Helms Amendment Prohibiting American Taxpayer Funding of Foreign Abortions Must Not be Repealed

Franklin Graham (Charisma News archives)

By a very slim margin, House Democrats have passed a bill to pay for abortions worldwide using American tax dollars. Evangelist Franklin Graham said this must stop.

Graham said on a recent Facebook post, “The Helms Amendment, named for my good friend and pro-life Senator Jesse Helms of North Carolina who passed away in 2008, was put in place nearly 50 years ago to prevent this from happening. This week, Democrats in the House voted to repeal the Helms Amendment and use U.S. tax dollars to pay for abortions internationally.

“This is not only wrong on every level, but it’s not what the American people want. A Marist poll showed that 76 percent of Americans say they oppose using tax dollars to support abortion in other countries, while only 21 percent support it.”

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SOURCE: Charisma News, Shawn A. Akers