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Minnesota is a leader on issues of healthcare and reproductive rights and is one of 15 states that provide Medicaid coverage of abortion.

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Hyde Amendment hurts low-income women

- MinnPost

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.

It’s Time to End the Federal Ban Preventing Some Poor Women From Accessing Abortions

- 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.