The Hill reports the bill provides $622 million in funding to combat the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been spreading throughout South America and into North America and across the world. The bill passed the U.S. House on Wednesday but not before a group of Democrats objected, arguing that American tax dollars should be used to fund abortions for women with Zika.
Abortion advocates have been using the Zika virus as an excuse to push for more abortions on babies with disabilities.
Despite the opposition, the bill passed on Wednesday in a 241-184 vote,according to the Washington Examiner.
Lately, abortion activists have been pushing for complete taxpayer funding of abortion and an end to the Hyde Amendment. In January, Hillary Clinton promised Planned Parenthood that she would end Hyde and force taxpayers to fund abortions if she is elected president,LifeNews reported.