Washington D.C., Jun 6, 2019 / 15:33 pm
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is facing opposition within the Democratic Party after voicing his support for the Hyde Amendment, a federal policy prohibiting tax dollars from paying for elective abortions.
Biden's presidential campaign this week reiterated his support for the Hyde Amendment to NBC News.
The move immediately drew strong criticism from abortion advocacy groups, as well as from other Democratic candidates.
"There's no political or ideological excuse for Joe Biden's support for the Hyde Amendment, which translates into discrimination against poor women and women of color plain and simple," said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, in a June 5 statement.