By Andrea Widburg
On Wednesday, Joe Biden signed an executive order that would see Medicaid pay for women to cross state lines to get abortions. While the money ostensibly funds travel, the fact that money is fungible and funnels directly to abortion should mean that this executive order is stricken for violating the Hyde Amendment. In today’s political environment, though, it’s hard to imagine anyone with power and legal standing making the point that the order must be stricken.
The Hyde Amendment is very simple. It says that federal money — which really means taxpayer money — cannot be used to fund abortions. Of course, the Hyde Amendment is violated just about every day in America and has been for decades because of the billions of taxpayer dollars sent to Planned Parenthood via Title X grants and Medicaid reimbursements:
Requested by pro-life members of Congress to expose how pervasive its taxpayer funding is, the  GAO report indicates pro-abortion groups Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), Marie Stopes International (MSI) and International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) received a massive amount of American tax dollars.
In total, the pro-abortion groups received $1.8 billion in taxpayer dollars over the three-year period [from 2016 to 2018].
The reality is that money is fungible. Planned Parenthood and other organizations are not carefully putting the money in a jar to be spent only on pap smears or janitorial services. Instead, in just one three-year period, they received $1.8 billion in taxpayer money that helped fund them as a general matter. more here