Biden’s HHS is trying to twist the Hyde Amendment to mandate abortion funding


Published May 17, 2024

The Hill

Recently, the Biden administration’s Department of Health and Human Services released a little-known Indian Health Service (IHS) rule that eliminates regulations against that subagency funding abortions.

The rule’s nondescript title, “Removal of Outdated Regulations,” offers little information about its subject matter. Indeed, to the average individual not monitoring regulatory actions, this rule may seem like just another routine bureaucratic action.

In truth, it is anything but that. Indeed, this rule touches on the most divisive hot-button issue in American politics and represents the next step in the Biden administration’s abortion agenda.

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Eric Kniffin is a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he works on a range of initiatives to protect and strengthen religious liberty as part of EPPC’s HHS Accountability Project.

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