FYI to Dem presidential hopefuls: Your House colleagues will endorse the Hyde Amendment … again

FYI to Dem presidential hopefuls: Your House colleagues will endorse the Hyde Amendment … again

[Ed. – Nowhere to run. Nowhere to Hyde.]

And this time they can’t hide behind Republicans, although Lord knows they’ll try. House Democrats plan to pass a budget bill that includes the suddenly-demonized Hyde Amendment prohibiting the use of federal funds to pay for abortions despite kinda-sorta-unanimous opposition among their presidential hopefuls. The Hill tries to kick-start the defense:

The House is poised to pass spending legislation on Wednesday that includes the Hyde Amendment, the decades-old ban on federal abortion funding that recently created an uproar in the Democratic race for the White House.

Weeks after former Vice President Joe Biden flip-flopped from supporter to opponent of the amendment under heavy pressure from his party’s liberal base, the Democratic House will vote in favor of a package that retains Hyde — which progressives say disproportionately hurts poor and minority women.

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The reason for including Hyde is simple: The broader spending package cannot pass the GOP-controlled Senate and would not be signed into law by President Trump if it did not include language banning the use of federal funds for abortion.

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