Thursday, August 6, 2009

the House bill would permit federally funded abortions in the public health insurance option and in government-subsidized private plans...

Should the Hyde Amendment be repealed, however—a move that many Democrats, including Obama, have said they support—the House bill would permit federally funded abortions in the public health insurance option and in government-subsidized private plans offered through the proposed health insurance exchange. The Hyde Amendment, first passed in 1977, comes up for reauthorization every year as a rider to the appropriations bill for the Department of Health and Human Services.

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