Abortion funding complicates senate health negotiations

The World

The issue of taxpayer money funding health plans that cover abortions is once again thoroughly complicating negotiations over health care reform in the Senate, despite the 33-year-old ‘Hyde Amendment,’ which bans the use of federal funds for abortions. To lay out the current positions in the debate, we speak with Jessica Arons, director for the Women’s Health and Rights Program at the Center for American Progress, and our own Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway’s Washington correspondent.

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