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Democrats Renew Bid to End Hyde Amendment Ban on Abortion Funds

June 22, 2022, 10:44 PM

House Democrats will again push to end long-standing prohibitions on federal spending for abortion services as part of their fiscal 2023 funding bills.

The House Appropriations Committee Wednesday released a draft spending bill that would give the Department of Health and Human Services $124.2 billion for the year starting Oct. 1, $15.6 billion more than fiscal 2022 and just short of President Joe Biden’s request.

The legislation would end the Hyde and Weldon amendments, which bar federal funds from supporting abortion services.

“This bill touches people at every stage of their lives, and the massive funding increase will create a ...