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Apparently, when you’re drafting a bill nowadays, you have to explicitly say that no federal funds may be used for abortion services in every single provision of the bill. Otherwise, who know? Maybe this provision or that provision is exempt! It’s not, actually — HHS money is all subject to the Hyde amendment regardless — but that’s not stopping the anti-abortion folks from leaping on a typo in the Senate healthcare bill as if it’s evidence of a secret conspiracy. Nick Baumann has the story.

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