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Abortion provision latest hangup in Senate gun bill negotiations

Added 06-21-22 12:11:02pm EST - “Senators working on a gun safety bill, which also includes provisions on mental health and telehealth, encountered a new hangup this week on abortion and the Hyde Amendment.” - Foxnews.com

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Senate negotiators working on a gun safety bill in the wake of several mass shootings still haven't released the text of their legislation, and a source familiar with the matter says the latest hangup was related to abortion. 

The source confirmed to Fox News Digital that negotiators were stuck on the inclusion of the Hyde Amendment in the bill, which not only would change the law on gun issues but also provide money for mental health and telehealth.  

Senate negotiators encountered yet another hangup in their talks on gun legislation, this time relating to abortion and the Hyde Amendment.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Hyde Amendment is a common legislative provision that bars federal money to pay for abortions except in extreme circumstances. Politico first reported that the Hyde Amendment is now a hangup in the negotiations. 

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