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Why Repealing The Hyde Amendment Is Such A Big Priority For Women Activists Of Color

By Madhuri Sathish

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In 1976, Congress passed the Hyde Amendment, which prohibited federal Medicaid funding from being used for abortion services. Sunday marks the 42nd anniversary of this legislation, and the people of color leading Hyde Amendment repeal efforts — those who are most disproportionately impacted by its restrictions on abortion coverage— have organized events and initiatives to fight for greater reproductive health care.