"If I believe that health care is right, I can no longer support an amendment that makes this right dependent on someone else's zip code." Biden's campaign on Wednesday said he still supported the Hyde amendment – a position that made him final all other leading Democratic 2020 candidates, as well as Hillary Clinton and the party's platform in 2016.
Biden told the crowd on Thursday night he has changed his mind because Republican state legislators have issued "extreme laws in clear violation of constitutional rights." The Supreme Court's ruling, Roe v. Wade, gives access to abortions for women who can not afford or can not travel , difficult.
He "does not apologize" for his prior support of the Hyde Amendment. [1
"I can not justify giving millions of women access to the care they need, and the Ability to … exercise their constitutionally protected right, "he said.
" People, the times have changed. I do not think those guys will ease, "said Biden, referring to Republicans.
Biden has been criticized by women's health and abortion organizations, including Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America.
] His Democratic enemies of He was also harshly criticized on Wednesday when NBC News first reported that even though Biden told an ACLU volunteer in South Carolina last month that the Hyde add-on "can not stay", he said in his campaign that he would In fact, The Measure.
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren said in the Indiana campaign that the Hyde novella "People Who Have No Money" denied the right to abortion and that "just was not right."  "No woman has access to reproduction Health care should depend on how much money she has. We need to lift the Hyde amendment, "tweeted Californian Senator Kamala Harris.
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand tweeted," Reproductive rights are human rights, period. They should not be negotiable for all democrats.
Vermont's Senator Bernie Sanders promised to reverse the Hyde amendment on Twitter.
"The vice president is absolutely wrong in this regard. This will disproportionately deny low-income women and women living in colorful communities disproportionately, "former Texas representative Beto O'Rourke told CNN on Wednesday night.
This is a gripping story and will be updated.