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Biden faces a battle over taxpayer-funded abortion

LAST week, President Joe Biden submitted a $6trillion budget proposal for the coming fiscal year. It is highly detailed, expansive, and excludes the Hyde Amendment.

This amendment is usually a ‘rider’ to the annual appropriations Bill, prohibiting the use of federal funds for abortions, except in cases of danger to the life of the mother, incest or rape. It restricts abortion coverage for recipients of Medicare, Medicaid, federal employees, servicewomen and residents of Washington DC. It was passed in 1976, three years after the landmark Roe v. Wade (1973) decision that legalised abortion.

Biden’s decision to exclude the Hyde Amendment is provocative and sets his party up for a big fight with Republicans. Some suggest it is a ploy to divert attention away from the vast expenditure proposed in the budget and that it may find its way back into the Bill as it progresses through Congress.

Before the Hyde Amendment, an estimated 300,000 abortions were performed each year in the US using federal taxpayer funds. The Charlotte Lozier Institute, a ‘pro-life’ research group, estimates that the amendment saves 60,000 unborn babies annually.

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