H.R. 3351 repeals the “D.C. Hyde Amendment” (sometimes called the Dornan Amendment) that has prevented tax-funded abortion in the District of Columbia for many years.
The “D.C. Hyde Amendment” prohibits the use of government funds to pay for abortion in the Federal District (except to save the life of the mother, or in cases of rape or incest), which for decades (with brief interruptions) has been part of the annual appropriations bill that covers the District.
National Right to Life Committee opposed passage of H.R. 3351, which passed the House, 226-203, on June 26, 2019 (House Roll Call No. 424). 224 Democrats voted in favor of the bill. 5 Democrats and 196 Republicans voted against the bill.