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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 […]

Reproductive Justice Discussion Connects Abortion and Economic Issues

At the Crossroads of Economic and Reproductive Justice Panel (InsideSources/Erin Mundahl) Since the introduction of the new healthcare bill, women’s health issues are back in the news. As Congress works out the details of the replacement plan, many left-leaning women’s groups are watching carefully to see how women’s health fares in the redrafting process. Although […]