WSJ Op-ed: Biden Gives Trump-Wary Pro-Lifers Nowhere to Hyde
Published in the June 10, 2019 Wall Street Journal, excerpt:
We’ve come to expect flip-flops in a primary season but Joe Biden’s flip on the Hyde Amendment is unusually consequential. He has put himself in an even worse position than Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign.
The Hyde Amendment, named for the late Rep. Henry Hyde of Illinois, is a 43-year-old scrimmage line on the abortion issue. Congress assumes a right to abortion under Roe v. Wade but doesn’t force Americans to fund it with tax dollars. Hyde has never been permanent and must be renegotiated every year across any legislation up for passage or renewal. That temporary status makes it vulnerable—especially since the Democratic National Committee platform opposed it in 2016. But Mr. Biden’s alignment with his party makes him vulnerable. Full read at the Wall Street Journal…