When We Talk About Medicare, We Need to Talk About the Hyde Amendment
By Samantha Ruggiero
Medicare for All has been a fiercely debated topic throughout the Democratic debates—but little attention has been given to the current harmful Medicare restrictions on abortion access.
Restrictions on abortion are pushing care out of reach for many, and these laws fall especially hard on people of color, low-income people and young people. Roe v. Wade may uphold the legal right to abortion, but access to abortion in the United States depends on the state you live in and how much money you have.