Hillary Clinton, endorsed by both Planned Parenthood and NARAL, said on Monday she supports repeal of the 1976 Hyde Amendment, which bars federal funding for abortion in most cases.
It was the second time in two days that she’s called for its repeal.
“It is just hard to justify, because if we have a right — and I think people have a right to health. We’re working on trying to make that real in people’s lives. But certainly, the full range of reproductive health rights that people should have includes access to safe and legal abortion,” Clinton told Fusion TV on Monday.
“But if state governments, if politicicans use their power to try to restrict that right, well-off people area still going to have that. We know that. But a lot of poorer women, rural women — isolated, far from a place where they can get services, are going to be denied.”
Clinton criticized the Texas government for trying to force the closure of Planned Parenthood clinics “on totally inaccurate medical requirements.”
“So, yeah, I think we should do everything we can to repeal the Hyde Amendment. I think it’s been a blockade.”