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GOP celebrates restoration of Hyde Amendment, other pro-life measures in spending bills

Posted on AllSides March 9th, 2022
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Republicans took a victory lap Wednesday after defeating Democrats’ attempts to strip out longstanding pro-life measures from spending bills.

GOP negotiators said they were able to restore “important legacy provisions that protect life” — including the Hyde Amendment, which bars the use of taxpayer funds for most abortions.

President Biden was a longtime supporter of the Hyde Amendment but reversed course before announcing his presidential bid, putting him more in line with liberal lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

Democrats have since targeted the Hyde Amendment policy rider, which has been regularly...

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