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THE HYDE AMENDMENT is language in the yearly Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (often shortened to Labor-H or LHHS) appropriations legislation that bars programs in these agencies from covering abortion. This restriction primarily withholds abortion coverage from those qualified and enrolled in the Medicaid health insurance program for low-income people, except […]
By Sung Yeon Choimorrow, Marcela Howell, Jessica González-Rojas Forty-six years ago today, millions of women across the country celebrated as Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion, was made the law of the land. No more hiding in the shadows, no more being ashamed to talk about abortion, we thought. We finally had complete control of our reproductive future and […]
- American Prospect
By Kalena Thomhave Recent discussions of abortion rights have been understandably chock-full of apocalyptic imagery and language. Some protesters at the U.S. Capitol in the Trump era have dressed as handmaids à la The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood’s story of an ultra-conservative totalitarian government that compels women to have the children of the wealthy and powerful. […]
By Julie Rovner With Democrats now in control of the U.S. House of Representatives, it might appear that the fight over abortion rights has become a standoff. After all, abortion-rights supporters within the Democratic caucus will be in a position to block the kind of curbs that Republicans advanced over the past two years when […]
By Monica Busch Just after the midterm elections, the Trump administration proposed a major change to how insurance companies process abortion coverage payments — one which opponents are criticizing as a “backdoor ban” on the procedure. The comment period for Trump’s proposed abortion coverage rule ends at 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, which means there is less […]
- Socialist Worker