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Biden Campaign Says He Still Supports Anti-Abortion Hyde Amendment

HeadlineJun 06, 2019

In more news on reproductive rights, former Vice President Joe Biden angered much of his own Democratic Party Wednesday when his campaign manager said Biden still supports the Hyde Amendment—a decades-old ban on federal funding for most abortions, which disproportionately impacts the poor and people of color. Biden’s position puts him at odds with the Democratic National Committee’s 2016 platform—as well as all of the women senators challenging him for the 2020 presidential nomination—Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren. All four are co-sponsors of legislation to overturn the Hyde Amendment. Other 2020 presidential candidates also weighed in, as well, including Senator Bernie Sanders, who tweeted, “There is #NoMiddleGround on women’s rights. Abortion is a constitutional right. Under my Medicare for All plan, we will repeal the Hyde Amendment.”

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