For 40 years, politicians have used the Hyde Amendment to deny health coverage for those enrolled in Medicaid. This ban pushes abortion out of reach – and falls hardest on those struggling to get by.
35 States + D.C. deny a woman’s coverage just because she is poor. Click on any state to find out more about state laws and get inspired by people taking action.
Map Data Sources:
Guttmacher Institute. (July 2016). Abortion in the Lives of Women Struggling Financially: Why Insurance Coverage Matters. Retrieved from: https://www.guttmacher.org/about/gpr/2016/07/abortion-lives-women-struggling-financially-why-insurance-coverage-matters
Guttmacher Institute. (August 2016). Restricting Insurance Coverage of Abortion. Retrieved from: https://www.guttmacher.org/state-policy/explore/restricting-insurance-coverage-abortion
Unpublished tabulations using the 2012 and 2013 Current Population Survey (CPS), March Supplements. Via Guttmacher Institute’s State Data Center Table Creator. Accessed July 2016. Available at http://bit.ly/1T3pHdz.
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