Senator Joe Manchin (DW Va.) Has demanded that an expansion of Medicaid that the Democrats want to undergo as part of a $ 3.5 billion spending plan include the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal agencies, including Medicaid, from to pay for abortion costs.
‘Yes, we are not taking down the Hyde Amendment. Hyde is going on, ”Manchin said tell National review. “It has to be. It must be. It’s dead on arrival when it’s gone. ”
Although bills have been adopted with the Hyde amendment language since the introduction of government spending bills, including the provision in 1976, it has the last few years more controversial among the Democrats, and its inclusion in the Reconciliation Bill, which would have allowed the Democrats to pass the bill without a filibuster, will undoubtedly raise concerns about the violation of abortion rights in states that have taken steps to limit the practice.
Recently, Florida Representative Webster Barnaby (R) submitted the ‘Florida Heartbeat Act’, legislation that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected so that it can only be performed if the mother’s life is in danger. The bill will enable citizens to sue anyone who causes an abortion against the guidelines of the bill.
The Florida criterion essentially reflects a Texas law that came into force after the Supreme Court voted 5-4 not to block its implementation, saying abortion providers had not imposed the burden necessary to uphold the law.
It bans virtually all abortions after a heartbeat has been detected, which is usually after six weeks of pregnancy, and allows citizens to file lawsuits against abortion providers suspected of violating the new policy.
The law, called a ‘fetal heartbeat bill’, will also allow citizens to file lawsuits against abortion providers suspected of violating the new policy.
Alan is a writer, editor and news junkie in New York.