House GOP Prioritizes Tighter Abortion Funding Restrictions

For more than 30 years, both sides of the U.S. abortion debate have agreed that no taxpayer dollars should be used to fund the procedure, except in instances of rape, incest and when the life of the mother is in danger. The legal underpinning of the agreement, known as the Hyde Amendment, has been attached to appropriations bills for federally-funded health services, including Medicaid, every year since 1976. Now House Republicans want to make those restrictions tighter -- and permanent --...Full Story
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