The White House defended President Joe Biden’s new executive order making it easier for women on Medicaid to travel across state lines to obtain an abortion, saying it would ‘follow the law.’
But it’s unclear how the Hyde Amendment – a long-standing policy that prohibits the use of federal funds for abortions – would interfere with the order.
The president and other administration officials on Wednesday provided few details on how the order would work or a timeline for its implementation.
But White House press secretary Karine Jean Pierre said it would follow the law.
‘This EO does not — will not — violate the Hyde Amendment. It is law, and we follow the law here,’ she said at her daily press briefing.
She also blasted the June decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade,…
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