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Analysis | Jayapal’s Claim That ‘Majority of the Country’ Supports Federal Funding for Abortion

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Named for its title sponsor, the late Congressman Henry Hyde (R-Ill.), the Hyde Amendment has banned federal funding for abortions for nearly 45 years, except in certain circumstances. It was originally intended for people enrolled in Medicaid, the federal health care program for the poor, but it has since expanded to other federal programs.

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