From the LA Times:
"We think the Hyde Amendment is at risk for the first time in many years," Johnson said.
But as with the Freedom of Choice Act, Democrats and abortion-rights advocates don't seem ready to push that battle.
One item of note from that article:
"There are signs, however, that the administration is in no mood for a politically draining fight over abortion. The White House persuaded Democratic leaders in the House last month to drop a provision from the economic stimulus package that would have increased Medicaid funding for family planning services."
The abortion fight is politically draining. I'm sure it's so tiring to have to defend reproductive justice. How exhausting. They simply haven't the time for such an effort.
5 years ago