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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.

Congratulations, Minnesota

We’ve got some terrific news to share out of Minnesota! As you may know, reproductive health opponents had their sights set on banning public insurance coverage of abortion for low-income women. But thanks to the support of Minnesotans like you, that coverage remains. The legislative session ended last week, and the state budget bill passed […]

Big news in five states

It’s state legislative season.  How about a quick round-up to catch you up to speed? A big thumbs up to… Minnesota Good news – the Senate voted against removing coverage for poor women. Thanks especially to our partners at ProChoice Resources and NARAL Pro-Choice MN and to the Minnesotans for sending supportive letters – they […]

Abortion has declined in Minnesota

Sarah Stoesz, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota wrote the following for the StarTribune. Allowing equal access via Medicaid has not increased the rate of the procedure in Minnesota, contrary to erroneous claims. As stated in “What’s being done in your name: Abortion” (May 7), the Minnesota Supreme Court in […]

Visit to DC to Protect Medicaid funding

This fall, Pro-Choice Resources along with 125 advocates from across the United States came together at Capitol Hill to tell legislators that we’ve had enough of federal bans on abortion coverage for low-income women and people.  We met with the offices of our Minnesota representatives and asked them to continue being pro-choice champions in lifting the […]