President Biden’s budget proposal removes language banning the use of federal dollars for abortions in most cases, fulfilling a campaign pledge and setting up a fight in Congress, where most Republicans are opposed to the change.

The president’s budget, released Friday, doesn’t include the 1976 Hyde Amendment, which bars federal funding for abortion with exceptions for victims of rape or incest or if the mother’s life is in danger. The language has been included in spending legislation for decades, and Mr. Biden had supported the amendment for years before reversing his position during his presidential campaign. Abortion-rights advocates and many Democrats had urged him to do so.

Publication Name: The Wall Street Journal