President Joe Biden’s promise to support abortion rights was reflected in his budget proposal to Congress for fiscal 2022.

Biden’s budget proposal, submitted Friday, does not include the Hyde Amendment, which denies insurance coverage for abortions to people who receive their health coverage through government-sponsored plans like Medicaid. Although abortion has been protected since 1973 after the Supreme Court ruling Roe v. Wade, the Hyde Amendment makes the medical procedure essentially inaccessible for low-income women and many women of color.

Publication Name: Huffington Post