Rep. Ilhan Omar: ‘Every American Deserves Guaranteed Access to…Abortion’

By Staff | October 2, 2019 | 1:39pm EDT
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( - Rep. Ilhan Omar (D.-Minn.) sent out a tweet on Monday that included an ACLU video calling for repeal of the Hyde Amendment—which bars use of Medicaid funds to pay for abortions except in cases of rape and incest—and saying that all Americans deserve “guaranteed access” to abortion.

“Every American deserves guaranteed access to healthcare, including abortion,” said Omar. The only way to do that is repeal the Hyde Amendment and pass #MedicareForAll.”

The ACLU video that Omar included in her tweet shows a number of Democratic presidential candidates if they support repealing the Hyde Amendment.

It also includes a quote attributed to Rep. Henry Hyde (R.-Ill.) in 1977.

“I certainly would like to prevent, if I could legally, anybody from having an abortion, a right woman, a middle-class woman, or a poor woman,” said Hyde.


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