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about the Hyde amendment this week the democratic presidential candidates slammed former vice president Joe Biden for his stated support of the Hyde amendment which prohibits the use of federal funds for most abortions he's absolutely wrong on this one the Hyde amendment should not be American , to deny people through Medicaid or Medicare abortion rights that is an assault on African American women too after a bruising news cycle that technically only lasted a day the front runner Biden reversed course I want to address something that right up front and on Thursday said he no longer supports the Hyde amendment as he had for decades because the right to an abortion is now under assault in many states I've supported the hide a memo like many many others have , because there was sufficient , monies and circumstances where women were able to exercise that right women of color poor women women are not able to have access and it was it was not under attack as it was , as it is now but circumstances changed I don't support for the Hyde amendment which was passed in nineteen seventy six put him out of step with much of the rest of the Democratic Party on an emotional topic abortion has re emerged as a central national issue in recent weeks as nine states including Alabama Georgia and Missouri passed restrictive laws this year that all but outlaw the procedure laws aimed to prompt court challenges that would make it to the conservative dominated Supreme Court with the hope that it would overturn roe V. Wade