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Joe Biden reveres course on abortion funding after backlash over Hyde Amendment stance

Posted on AllSides June 7th, 2019
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Joe Biden reversed his position Thursday night on a key issue to Democratic voters, revealing he no longer supports a measure that prohibits using federal funds to cover most abortions.

The former vice president's campaign had said he backed the law, known as the Hyde Amendment, as recently as Wednesday. His decision to throw out his long-held support of the measure came amid mounting backlash from within the Democratic Party and highlights the challenges the old-school liberal faces as the presumed frontrunner for his party's presidential nomination in 2020 in...

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