Biden: Democratic candidate criticized for supporting abortion funding ban - 07-12


Reproductive rights groups have criticized US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for supporting an abortion restriction called the Hyde Amendment. The 40-year-old law bars the US government from paying for abortion services, even when recommended by doctors . The measure has the practical effect of excluding abortion services from Medicaid, a public health insurance program for the poor and disabled, which nearly 17 million women of reproductive age rely on.