Bernie Sanders – Bernie Sanders oversimplifies record on Hyde Amendment

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Bernie Sanders oversimplifies record on Hyde Amendment

The Hyde Amendment is statutory language that bars federal dollars from being used to pay for most abortions. Though decades old, it suddenly became a point of controversy in the 2020 presidential campaign, as rivals of Joe Biden criticized his history of voting for it. The Hyde Amendment was named for its original champion, the late Rep. Henry Hyde, R-Ill., and has been passed by Congress regularly since 1977. It says the federal government can’t pay for abortions, but it has always included an exception for the life of the mother, and most of the time it has included …

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