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Joe Biden reverses course on Hyde abortion amendment


ATLANTA (AP) — After two days of intense criticism, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden reversed course Thursday and declared that he no longer supports a long-standing congressional ban on using federal health care money to pay for abortions.

Biden's reversal came after rivals and women's rights groups blasted him for affirming through his campaign aides that he still supported the Hyde Amendment.

With the shift, Biden could limit any damage from women's groups and progressives who already are skeptical about whether a 76-year-old, more centrist white man can be the party standar...

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