Joe Biden reverses stance on Hyde Amendment

Vice President Joe Biden reversed his stance on the Hyde Amendment, which prevents using federal funding for abortion after taking heat from some of his fellow Democrats.
1:00 | 06/07/19

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Vice president Joseph Biden has changed his mind reversing his long held position on a controversial abortion issue. He told democratic donors last night that he can no longer support a measure that bans federal funding for most abortions. Biden said he's changing his position on the so called Hyde amendment because it makes access to abortion and more difficult for women who can't afford them. Many years of US senator. I have I've supported the Hyde amendment like many many others hat. Because there was sufficient. Monies and circumstances. Where women were able to exercise that right it was not under attack as it was. As it is now 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 high now presents. Buy into reversal follows two days of intense criticism from his democratic primary rivals. Last night he said he makes no apologies for his last position or is knew what.

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