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Anti-abortion Dems outraged by platform change


Anti-abortion Dems outraged by platform change
USA TODAY

A Democratic Party proposal to amend the party's platform to include more progressive language around abortion rights has outraged Democrats who oppose abortion, with some saying the issue has cost Hillary Clinton their votes.The fallout centers around a proposal to repeal long-standing legislation that limits federal funds for abortions, except in cases of rape, incest or life-threatening pregnancies â the so-called Hyde Amendment. Some version of this ban has been included in annual federal spending bills since the late 1970s.The draft platform says Democrats "will continue to stand up to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood health centers" and "will continue to oppose â and seek to overturn â federal and state laws and policies that impede a womanâs access to abortion, including by repealing the Hyde Amendment.

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