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PoliticsBiden drops support for Hyde amendment restricting abortion funding after criticism

04:15  07 june  2019
04:15  07 june  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

Joe Biden says he still supports ban on federal funding of abortions, after apparent reversal

Joe Biden says he still supports ban on federal funding of abortions, after apparent reversal Joe Biden's stance on abortion came under attack on Wednesday after his campaign confirmed that the former vice president still supports the controversial Hyde Amendment, passed more than 40 years ago, that bars federal funding of abortion except in cases of rape or incest. Biden's position is consistent with the views he held while serving in the Senate. But it marks a departure from the rest of the sprawling Democratic field. Biden's continued support of the Hyde Amendment, first reported by NBC News, comes about a month after Biden said that he opposed the amendment.

Campaign confirms Biden still supports the Hyde Amendment , a law that bars the government from paying for abortion services.

Presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden faces scrutiny from influential abortion rights groups over his support for the Hyde Amendment , a four-decade old law that prohibits using federal funds to cover abortion services in most circumstances. The criticism came in response to

ATLANTA — Joe Biden said Thursday that he can no longer support federal restrictions on funding for abortion services, an abrupt reversal from his longstanding support for the Hyde Amendment after coming under criticism this week.

Speaking at a Democratic National Committee gala in Atlanta, the former vice president said that in an environment where Republican-led states "are denying the poorest and vulnerable Americans" from access to an abortion, he could no longer support such an amendment.

Biden 'misheard' ACLU activist's question about Hyde Amendment: campaign

Biden 'misheard' ACLU activist's question about Hyde Amendment: campaign Former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign said on Wednesday that the 2020 frontrunner "misheard" a question that effectively fed speculation that he flip-flopped on his support for the Hyde Amendment, a law blocking federal funding for abortion. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); According to his campaign, Biden thought the woman was asking about the Mexico City policy -- a ban, revived by President Trump's administration, on international aid for groups that either promote or provide abortions.

Joe Biden Still Supports The Hyde Amendment . Former Vice President Joe Biden remains against repealing the Hyde Amendment , which bans the use of public funds to pay for abortion care, NBC News reported.

Biden has received criticism from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., for not going far enough on climate change but has generally been able to avoid Federal abortion funding will likely become an even greater issue as the Democratic convention approaches. Many of the 2020 candidates have

NBC News reported Wednesday that the former vice president still supported the amendment, touching of criticism from many of the other 2020 Democratic contenders.

Just a day earlier, the Biden campaign had reaffirmed Biden’s support for the Hyde Amendment. That prompted the first sustained response by Biden's 2020 rivals since he announced his candidacy in April.

Earlier Thursday at another DNC event in Atlanta, Cory Booker called Hyde "a direct assault at the black and brown communities like the ones I’ve been representing for most of my political career."

This is a developing story; check back for updates.

Biden drops support for Hyde amendment restricting abortion funding after criticism© Mark Makela Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign stop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., May 18, 2019.

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