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Thu Jun 6, 2019, 11:31 PM

 

Reposting from LBN: Biden says he no longer supports the Hyde Amendment [View all]

I suppose we can carry on, yes?

Source: CNN

"If I believe health care is a right, as I do, I can no longer support an amendment that makes that right dependent on someone's ZIP code," he said.

The Hyde Amendment is a four-decade-old ban on federal dollars being used for abortions except in cases of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger.

"But circumstances have changed. I've been working through the final details of my health care plan like others in this race and I've been struggling with the problems that Hyde now presents," Biden said.
He said he wants to achieve "universal coverage" and "provide for the full range of health services women need" through the continued expansion of Medicaid and offering a "public option" that would allow people to join Medicare.

"I can't justify leaving millions of women without access to the care they need and the ability to ... exercise their constitutionally protected right," he said.
"Folks, the times have changed. I don't think these guys are going to let up," Biden said, referring to Republicans.


Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/06/politics/biden-no-longer-supports-hyde-amendment/index.html
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primary today, I would vote for:
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