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Stripping Out the Hyde Amendment

This won't stand in the Senate, thankfully. But it's worth mentioning because it illustrates... again... just how far left the pendulum has swung for Democrats in Congress.

For over 40 years, there's been a provision in federal law that prohibits the use of federal funds to pay for abortions except in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother. This provision is known as the "Hyde Amendment."

Last week, an important subcommittee in the House was working on a spending bill for the Department of Health & Human Services. And instead of including the Hyde Amendment, the Democrats who control that subcommittee intentionally stripped it out and then passed the budget without it.

Why? Well, there's no explanation for omitting the Hyde Amendment unless you believe federal dollars should be used to fund abortions.

The Hyde Amendment has largely received bipartisan support for decades. So when today's Democrats seek to unravel the longstanding prohibition on spending federal dollars to pay for abortions, those actions are a very clear indication about the lurch to the far-left within their party.

(Side note: abortion for convenience is not healthcare.)