Republicans Are Sneaking Abortion Restrictions into the Coronavirus Bill

Source: VICE - View Original Article
Published: Mar 16, 2020
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Top 5 sentiments contributing towards policies:

55% : A little less than a year later, Democrats used their new House majority to pass a spending bill that challenged the one of the Trump administration's most wide-reaching abortion restrictions: the global gag rule, a law that bans U.S. funding from going to international organizations that provide abortion services or even discuss abortion as a form of reproductive health care.
54% : Neither of those things have to do with abortion -- they're urgent health matters that require the fastest possible response from elected officials.
49% : In 2018, the White House pushed Republicans in Congress to slip measures that threatened to cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood into a spending bill to prevent the third government shutdown of the year -- even though government dollars never went to funding abortion services at the clinics because of the Hyde Amendment.
38% : The tensions reportedly revolved around the Hyde Amendment, a decades-old provision that blocks federal funds from going to abortion services, preventing millions of low-income Americans on Medicaid from accessing abortion care.

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

55% : A little less than a year later, Democrats used their new House majority to pass a spending bill that challenged the one of the Trump administration's most wide-reaching abortion restrictions: the global gag rule, a law that bans U.S. funding from going to international organizations that provide abortion services or even discuss abortion as a form of reproductive health care.
54% : Neither of those things have to do with abortion -- they're urgent health matters that require the fastest possible response from elected officials.
49% : In 2018, the White House pushed Republicans in Congress to slip measures that threatened to cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood into a spending bill to prevent the third government shutdown of the year -- even though government dollars never went to funding abortion services at the clinics because of the Hyde Amendment.
38% : The tensions reportedly revolved around the Hyde Amendment, a decades-old provision that blocks federal funds from going to abortion services, preventing millions of low-income Americans on Medicaid from accessing abortion care.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization