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Restricting Medicaid abortion coverage forces some women to carry unwanted pregnancies

By Terri-Ann Thompson As we continue to fight for the future of abortion rights, it is critical for us to take a moment to acknowledge that many in the United States currently live without the ability to get abortion care. Prior Supreme Court decisions like Roe v. Wade and Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt have reaffirmed every person’s right […]

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

By Madhuri Sathish Sarah Morris/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images 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 […]

September 30 Marks 42 Years of Restricting Abortion Coverage

Sunday marks the 42nd year since the passage of the Hyde Amendment, which since 1976 has banned Medicaid health insurance from covering abortion care. All* Above All activists have organized 55 events in 23 states to rally around its repeal. Read more.   

Another Voice: Women who are poor shouldn’t be penalized when seeking abortions

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 […]