December 30, 2022

$1.7 Trillion Omnibus Earmarks $575 Million for "Family Planning/Reproductive Health"

Rep Dan Bishop (R-NC)
Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC), whose team has been combing details from the massive $1.7 trillion spending bill and sharing them on Twitter, sparked discussion when he highlighted that the bill earmarks $575 million for "family planning/reproductive health."

In a Twitter thread outlining the many earmarks crammed into the spending bill, Bishop wrote, "On a more sinister note, here's at least $575 million for 'family planning' in areas where population growth 'threatens biodiversity.' Malthusianism is a disturbing, anti-human ideology that should have ZERO place in any federal program."

The text Bishop referenced can be found on page 1,550 of the 4,155-page bill.

The Hyde Amendment applies to all spending in the omnibus. This prevents federal tax dollars from directly funding abortions except in cases of rape, incest, or when the mother's life is at risk. When this money goes to pro-abortion organizations, however, it allows them to more easily use other funds to increase abortions.