Democrats Introduce Bill to Repeal ‘Racist’ Hyde Amendment


Democratic senators plan to introduce legislation that would repeal the Hyde Amendment, arguing that the decades-old legislation is both “anti-choice” and “blatantly racist.”

The Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance Act will be introduced in Congress Thursday, the HuffPost reported, by Democratic Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Democratic California Sen. Barbara Lee. The legislation demands the reversal of the 1976 Hyde Amendment, which bans the use of federal funds for abortions.

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Planned Parenthood Bid to Kill Hyde Amendment to Face Pro-Life Pushback

Planned Parenthood is preparing its wish list for former Vice President Joe Biden’s prospective administration, but pro-life forces are gearing up for a fight. 

In a Roll Call interview, Planned Parenthood Action Fund President and CEO Alexis McGill Johnson said her organization’s top goal in 2021 is abolishing the Hyde Amendment, which for 40 years has prohibited federal funding for most abortions.

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Booker Says The Hyde Amendment Is ‘an Assault on African-American Women’

by Mary Margaret Olohan   Democratic New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker said Thursday that the Hyde Amendment is an “assault on African American women.” The Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful spoke at the Democratic National Committee African-American Leadership Summit in Atlanta, Georgia against the Hyde Amendment, which bans the use of…

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Ohio’s Presidential Hopeful Tim Ryan Wants to Overturn the Hyde Amendment

  Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) believes the Hyde Amendment, which prevents federal funding from going to abortions, should be overturned. This amendment has exceptions for when the mother’s health is in jeopardy or in cases of rape and incest. “Of course we’ve got to fund Planned Parenthood, we’ve got to…

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Carolina Abortion Fund Says Killing Unborn Babies Is ‘A Social Good’

The Carolina Abortion Fund (CAF) said in a tweet Wednesday that killing unborn babies helps society. “Abortion is a social good,” reads the tweet, with the hashtag “BeBoldEndHyde.” The Hyde Amendment “prohibits the expenditure for any abortion of funds authorized or appropriated by federal law or funds in any…

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