Joe Biden is ending a long-standing tradition that U.S. federal dollars will no be used to fund the horrific abortion procedure, known as the Hyde Amendment.
Within the $6 trillion dollar proposal, Biden made no mention of the Hyde Amendment, a first in over 45 years. The amendment restricts abortion coverage for the receiving federal medical benefits such as Medicare, Medicade, and U.S. servicewomen.
Biden, a supposed Catholic, vocally supported the Hyde Amendment most of his half-century political career, but radically changed his position while campaigning for president in an attempt to appease the far-Left. i
Planned Parenthood, which is partially funded by the federal government, praised Biden’s omission of the amendment in a statement released to their Twitter account:
Budgets are a statement of values. President Biden’s budget proposes to end the harmful Hyde amendment — making clear that federal law should support everyone’s ability to access health care, including safe, legal abortion, in this country. #ReproBlueprint #BeBoldEndHyde pic.twitter.com/BNO1SZQgwa
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) May 28, 2021
Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said the move “breaks with decades of settled precedent by calling for direct taxpayer-funded abortion.”
Pro life group Susan B. Anthony List rebuked the reciprocal campaign backwashing by the “radical abortion lobby.”
“The majority of Americans remain opposed to taxpayer-funded abortion. We urge our congressional allies to be fearless in fighting to preserve the common-ground Hyde principle and to reject any budget that omits vital pro-life protections.”
Though abortion is legal in the United States, regulations can vary dramatically from one state to the next. California, New York and several other states use public money to cover abortion, according to the Guttmacher Institute, while many others states prohibit that practice.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could gut Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.
Congress can still add the Hyde Amendment during the legislative process to pass the 2022 Biden budget.
Author: Nolan Sheridan