By Gretchen Ely As autumn approaches, so does the 42nd anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, a federal budget rider that prohibits federal insurance coverage of abortion. Due to this amendment, lower income people who use Medicaid, and those using other federal health programs, must pay for abortions out of pocket. On the surface, political rhetoric […]
By Gabriela Resto-Montero For over 40 years, the Hyde Amendment has barred any federal money from being used to pay for abortions, except for in some cases involving rape, incest or instances where the mother may lose her life. Although the amendment is just a rider on the annual appropriation bill to fund the Health and […]
By Kelly FlanneryThe Department of Health and Human Services has proposed a binding rule that would stop health providers in clinics that receive federal public family planning money from providing patients with full and accurate reproductive health information and services. Requiring doctors to withhold information is terrible policy, and it will harm people living in poverty the […]
By Cybele Mayes-Osterman When it comes to taking away women’s healthcare, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster just can’t make up his mind. Last Friday, McMaster signed an executive order requiring Medicaid to continue to provide “important women’s health and family planning services.” But the order had a catch—no clinics providing abortions could receive Medicaid funding. Read more.
Devon sits down with Destiny Lopez, co-director of All Above All, a group dedicated to lifting restricts that limit women’s access to abortion. They discuss what SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh means for Roe v. Wade and how Roe is out of reach for so many women already. Read more.