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How Defunding Planned Parenthood Will Devastate Poor Women, Even If They’re Pro-Life

SOURCE: Drew Angerer/Getty Images News/Getty Images By ELIZABETH STRASSNER After lambasting Obamcare for the past seven years, Republicans have their shot at undoing the healthcare law. On Thursday, the House of Representatives will vote on “Trumpcare,” or the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA). Its passage would be a significant blow to the 2010 […]

The Hyde Amendment at 40 Years and Reproductive Rights in the United States Perennial and Panoptic

Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS1; Rachel H. Occhiogrosso, BS1 Author Affiliations Article Information JAMA On September 30, 1976, in the waning months of the 94th Congress, freshman Representative Henry J. Hyde (R-IL) witnessed his namesake amendment enacted into law via the Departments of Labor and Health, Education, and Welfare Appropriation Act of 1977 (PL 94-439).1 All of one sentence, […]

Abortion Behind Bars

Terminating a pregnancy in prison can be next to impossible. Rebecca Grant In March 2004, a 19-year-old Arizona woman was sentenced to four months in Maricopa County jail for a DUI, shortly after discovering she was pregnant. She asked for a delay in her sentencing hearing so she could obtain an abortion, but the prosecutor […]