Abortion coverage bans on public and private insurance: Access to abortion care limited for millions of women
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By Sara Coughlin Today is International Safe Abortion Day. The anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, which banned Medicaid coverage for abortions and has been blocking low-income women from receiving care for more than 40 years, is this Saturday. These two events were formed independently of each other, but, side by side, they highlight the urgent need for safe […]
By Miriam Zola Perez On Saturday (September 30), the March for Racial Justice (M4RJ) will wind its way through Washington, D.C. Per the event website, the march was planned by Black and Indigenous leaders “to create a just and equitable future for communities of color and others harmed by White supremacy, so that we may all thrive together.” Organizers […]
EACH WOMAN ACT: El Proyecto de Ley de Acceso a la Cobertura de Aborto Para Cada Mujer en Seguros de Salud (EACH Woman Act por su nombre en inglés) TEMAS DE DISCUSIÓN [Título] EACH Woman Act asegura que toda mujer pueda ejercer su derecho a planificar su propia familia. [VISIÓN] Cuando se trata de las […]
THE HYDE AMENDMENT is language in the yearly Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (often shortened to Labor-H or LHHS) appropriations legislation that bars programs in these agencies from covering abortion. This restriction primarily withholds abortion coverage from those qualified and enrolled in the Medicaid health insurance program for low-income people, except […]