U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) got into a fierce debate with U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Xavier Becerra on Wednesday during questioning in a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee over the absence of the Hyde Amendment from President Joe Biden's proposed FY25 HHS budget.

The Hyde Amendment has been a bipartisan agreement since 1977 that has stipulated that no federal funding can be utilized for abortion except in the case of saving the mother's life, rape or incest.

Britt began her questioning by noting the Hyde Amendment's absence from the proposed budget. Becerra admitted to Britt that Biden "wants to remove the Hyde Amendment from the budget proposals, and that's what he's done."

Britt asked the secretary, "If Roe v. Wade were the law of the land and a woman wanted to take the life of her child the day before her child was due, or the day after her child was due, then you support her ability to choose to do that? Is that correct?"

Becerra refused to answer Britt's questioning, even going on to call it fiction. Britt pointed out that there are seven states and Washington D.C. where abortion is legal at all stages of pregnancy up until birth. Becerra refused to state whether he would support a woman choosing to take the life of her child either a day before or a day after her due date.

Britt stated that this highlights the Biden administration's radical abortion policy and the lack of any red line for taking the life of an unborn child.

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