Washington D.C., Jun 30, 2021 / 16:30 pm
The White House on Wednesday promoted its push for taxpayer-funded abortion as it made commitments on “gender equity” to an international gathering.
In a fact-sheet announcing commitments of the United States to advancing gender equity around the globe, the White House noted the removal of the Hyde Amendment from President Joe Biden’s first budget.
Biden, in May, submitted his budget request to Congress without the policy. The Hyde Amendment, federal policy since 1976, prohibits federal funding of most elective abortions. If the subsequent government funding bills are signed into law without the policy attached, taxpayers would subsidize elective abortions in Medicaid.
The White House said the move to repeal Hyde is part of its “domestic efforts to protect and expand sexual and reproductive health and rights.” The term “sexual and reproductive health and rights” is often used in international diplomatic parlance to refer to include abortion and contraception.