Abortion coverage bans on public and private insurance: Access to abortion care limited for millions of women
- Grand Forks Herald
- Think Progress
This week marks the 38th anniversary of Congress first passing the Hyde Amendment, which bars Medicaid from covering abortion care. This ban, enacted annually through the federal appropriations process, makes abortion unaffordable and often pushes it out of reach for women who are on Medicaid.
- National Journal
In the four decades of legal, safe abortion, it has remained unaffordable and unavailable for far too many. Historically, women who are struggling financially have had a particularly difficult time accessing abortion care, mostly due to the ban on Medicaid coverage imposed by the Hyde Amendment since 1976.
We’ve got some terrific news to share out of Minnesota! As you may know, reproductive health opponents had their sights set on banning public insurance coverage of abortion for low-income women. But thanks to the support of Minnesotans like you, that coverage remains. The legislative session ended last week, and the state budget bill passed […]