BTR News: Democrats Talking Repeal of Hyde Amendment Gives Donald Trump The Issue He Needs

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Apparently, repealing the Hyde Amendment, the federal law that prohibits organizations like Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funds for abortions, except in cases of rape, incest and to save the life of the mother,  has been a goal of Democrats since 2016 although Hillary Clinton nor Bernie Sander’s talked about it much during the primary and general election. Recently, just about every Democrat and Bernie Sanders has talked a lot about repealing the Hyde Amendment. At no time during the 2016 campaign did Bernie Sanders mention that Medicare 4 All would include funding abortions.

Americans adults are evenly split on the issue of abortion according to a 2018 Gallup poll, 48 percent are pro-life while another 48 percent are pro-choice. Millennials are surprisingly more pro-life than they are pro-choice which makes abortion even more of a political wedge issue.

Did the Democrats make a mistake and give Donald Trump an issue for his base to rally around? Will this cause some pro-life independents and Democrats to vote for Trump who recently announced a new ban on fetal tissue research?

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