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Pro-Choice House Lawmakers: Strike Discriminatory Hyde Amendment From Budget

By Ally Boguhn Pro-choice leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a budget amendment last week seeking to remove the Hyde Amendment from a funding bill and expand access to abortion coverage. Though it is unlikely to pass, reproductive health and rights advocates say its introduction is a victory. Read more.  

Carrboro Aldermen come out against Hyde Amendment

By Claire Willmschen The Carrboro Board of Aldermen recently voted unanimously to pass a resolution calling for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal insurance funds for abortions except in circumstances where the life of the mother is endangered. Read more.

Groups Girding For New Fight On Abortion Rights

By Doug Chandler Holding a press conference on the steps of City Hall last Friday, the National Council of Jewish Women’s New York Section launched a campaign against what its leaders call “fake” abortion clinics. That follows a webinar recently hosted by Jewish Women International to coach members on how they can best influence policies affecting […]

Letter to the editor: Hyde Amendment hurts poor women especially

By Stephen Small In response to Walter J. Eno’s discounting of Mindy Woerter’s criticism of the Hyde Amendment (Another View, April 29): He seems to ignore one point she makes in her op-ed relating her own painful experience: For poor women, unlike her, the Hyde Amendment is especially cruel because they do not have the same financial resources […]

Commentary: How The Hyde Amendment Hurt My Family

By Mindy Woerter DURHAM — In February 2016, I got pregnant for the third time. My husband and I had a year-old daughter, but my second pregnancy had ended in miscarriage a few months prior. We were cautiously excited for this pregnancy, and as we neared the end of the first trimester, our excitement grew. […]

Restricting Abortion Access Is Class Warfare

By Jex Blackmore Imagine that you’re a 24-year-old woman living in Lubbock County, Texas, and you’ve just discovered that you’re six weeks pregnant. You know you can’t afford to carry a pregnancy to term at this point in your life, so you decide to get an abortion. Read more.