representative Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHillicon Valley: Hacker Group Targets Power Grid | Democrats in House Lobby CBP About Facial Recognition Program | Senators Propose Bill to Protect Health Data | Groups File FCC Complaint Regarding Operator Use of Hillicon Valley Location Data: Hacker Group Targets Power Grid | Democrats in House Lobby CBP About Facial Recognition Program | Senators Propose Bill to Protect Health Data | Groups file a complaint filed by the FCC regarding the use by carriers of location data Ocasio-Cortez shares the verse of the "Congressional Destiny's Child" as part of the promotion of a new birth control legislation MORE (DN.Y.) Saturday launched a petition to repeal the Hyde amendment, which bans the use of federal funds for abortion, arguing that the restriction unduly harms Americans low income and women of color.
"It's no longer the 70s. It's 2019, and none of our leaders should accept a policy that disproportionately affects low-income Americans and people of color just to satisfy the interests of anti-choice fanatics." Ocasio-Cortez wrote in an email to his followers.
"It ends now. We will fight to repeal the Hyde amendment and allow people access to the care they need. Sign your name if you are in favor of repealing the Hyde Amendment. "
The Hyde Amendment, which forbids public health programs such as Medicaid to pay for abortions except in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother, was launched for the first time earlier this month after Joe BidenJoe Biden22 presidential candidates to attend Clyburn fish fry in South Carolina 22 presidential candidates to attend Clyburn fish fries in South Carolina, founder of Young Turks believes that Democrats should avoid repeat the year 2016 and choose a progressive president.The presidential campaign confirmed that the former vice president was still supporting it.
Biden, the current favorite in the lead pack of the Democratic presidential election, then overturned his longstanding support for the measure and pronounced against the amendment after an avalanche of Opposition reactions from candidates and abortion groups.
"If I believe that health care is a right, like me, I can no longer support an amendment that makes it subordinate to someone's postal code," he said at a gala event. of the National Democratic Committee held in Atlanta, citing the abortion restrictions recently adopted by the Republican party governors to explain its overthrow.
The Hyde Amendment was adopted for the first time following the Roe v. Wade of the Supreme Court in 1973, which established the right of women to an abortion. The measure has been re-authorized in the government's annual spending bills since then.