Hyde Amendment

Biden Misleadingly Claims He Opposed Hyde Amendment

Changed his position last June after start of presidential campaign

Former vice president Joe Biden misleadingly claimed he changed his position on the Hyde Amendment “a while ago” even though he supported the amendment until after he began his 2020 presidential run.

House Dems Pump Breaks on Taxpayer-Funded Abortion

Presidential hopefuls continue push for pro-abortion position

House Democrats appear at odds with the party's 2020 presidential candidates over using taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions. The Democrat-led House of Representatives is reportedly backing away from repealing the Hyde Amendment, the 1976 policy that has prevented federal funding for abortion. Democrats have debated sneaking a repeal of Hyde into the $190 billion Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill. If it were to pass, federal taxpayer dollars could directly be used to pay for abortions. But supporters have run into opposition from within their own ranks.