The Hyde Amendment covers a joint venture from the use of multiple abortions other than rape, incest or the woman’s life is in danger.
His comments on CNN’s “State of the Union” come after West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin – a Democratic candidate in the Senate 50-50 – said last week the introduction of the Hyde Amendment would be crucial for the package to have his support.
Sen. Dick Durbin, the second Senate Democrat, on Sunday did not rule out, including the Hyde Amendment, arguing that he did not want the issue to go unnoticed.
“I’ll tell you, I voted for the past because I have to weigh in on the value of the package itself,” Durbin told CNN’s Dana Bash, when asked if he would like the bill if it had any amendments. “Build a Better Return is the future of many working families. It gives them a chance to come out of inequality in our economy and be optimistic about the future. So, I don’t want to let the package fall on that issue.”
But Jayapal, a Washington state Democrat, drew a line on the issue Sunday, telling Bhash to “no” when asked if he could vote in support of the bill once it was read.
“One in four women has had an abortion and wants to have a reproductive health at a critical time when this protection is being restored. That is not the responsibility of the individual. This is our business as caregivers. And you know,” we must be able to make decisions during pregnancy. “
“None of the dollars are going with it,” she said when asked if she wanted the union dollars in the abortion law.