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Creator of the Hyde Amendment Explains Exactly Who It Targets

Rewire News Group Staff

In this 1993 clip, Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL) laid bare the rationale behind the Hyde Amendment that severely restricts the ability of low-income people to access abortion: “We cannot save the unborn of the rich if their parents, if the pregnant woman wants to destroy the child in her womb, she can. Thank God we can save some of the children of the poor.” His remarks drew responses from Rep. Cardiss Collins (D-IL) and Rep. Pat Schroeder (D-CO).