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Democrats Seek Repeal of Ban on Federal Funding of Abortion

posted on August 16, 2016

The Associated Press’s David Crary writes, “The law that bans federal funding for Medicaid coverage of most abortions is now in the spotlight some 40 years after it was passed by Congress, emerging as an election issue in the national debate over the procedure.” For the first time since its adoption in 1976, Democrats included a call for repealing the Hyde amendment in its platform. Crary writes, “For most of its existence, the amendment had broad bipartisan support in Congress, but that’s now changed.”

Read at Associated Press