Skip to content
Senator’s Wicker and Hyde-Smith...

Senator’s Wicker and Hyde-Smith back legislation to stop efforts to use federal land for abortion clinics

By: Sarah Ulmer - July 14, 2022

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi

The legislation in opposition to the use of federal lands for abortions was introduced by Senator Marco Rubio. 

Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith have backed the Prohibiting Abortion on Federal Lands Act, which would prohibit the Biden administration or any future “abortion administration,” from using federal lands and facilities for abortions.

“The Dobbs decision rightly returned the issue of abortion to the people and their elected representatives, but far-left activists are now working overtime to subvert the will of pro-life voters in states like Mississippi,” Wicker said.  “This important legislation would help protect life and ensure that federal lands are not used to facilitate the abortion business.”

“The point of the Dobbs decision is to allow states to set policies regarding ending a pregnancy.  The pro-abortion forces are in a desperate scramble to ensure abortion on demand until birth,” Hyde-Smith said.  “The plan to use federal lands and property for abortions is just one effort to circumvent the Supreme Court decision and the spirit of the Hyde Amendment.  As such, Senator Rubio’s bill to stop the federal government from promoting abortions using federal holdings has my full support.”

S.4519 would prohibit the federal government from promoting, supporting, or contracting with abortion entities, or otherwise expanding access to abortion on federal lands or facilities including but not limited to military installations, national parks, courthouses, federal buildings, etc.

“Democrats will stop at nothing to preserve the practice of murdering unborn Americans,” Rubio said.  “I will do everything I can to protect life and block President Biden from grossly abusing his presidential power.”

RELATED: Pro-choice activists propose ideas from “floating abortion clinic” to use of federal lands

Pro-choice interests have pushed for President Biden to make allowances for abortion in pro-life state’s by opening up property to operate “abortion safe havens.”

Additional cosponsors include U.S. Senators Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-Kan.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho).

About the Author(s)
author profile image

Sarah Ulmer

Sarah is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Sarah’s experience spans multiple mediums, including extensive videography with both at home and overseas, broadcasting daily news, and hosting a live radio show. In 2017, Sarah became a member of the Capitol Press Corp in Mississippi and has faithfully covered the decisions being made by leaders on some of the most important issues facing our state. Email Sarah: