Bill to Scrap Hyde Amendment Would Fund Lawmakers' Abortions

“There are many people who object to taxes. There are people who object to paying for war. This is a united country and many people end up paying for a particular policy that they really don’t support because there is a greater good in the country,” she responded.

Abortions-rights activists from various organizations attended the unveiling of the bill, including Planned Parenthood, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and the Center for Reproductive Rights.

Schakowsky said the power of the people would help get the bill passed despite the current Republican majority.

“We’ve seen things change so much. We saw the arc of justice bend with the Supreme Court deciding that marriage equality is the law of the land and I am a believer that the power of the people can bend that arc,” she said.