Getting Rid Of This One Piece Of Legislation Could Transform Abortion Access. But, Will It Happen?

April 9, 2021

In 1976, House Republicans proposed the Hyde Amendment, which bans the use of federal funds from covering the cost of abortion care for poor and low-income people. At the time, Representative Henry Hyde (R-IL), the namesake…

Biden pledged to end an abortion funding ban. Will he start with his budget?

April 7, 2021
Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON —  “During the campaign, candidate Biden pledged to end the Hyde amendment, Vice President Harris was an original cosponsor of [a bill to end the ban] in the Senate,” said Kelsey Ryland of All* Above…

The Best Way to Protect Abortion Rights Right Now Is to End a Racist, Classist, Federal Budget Amendment

March 31, 2021

“We know that, because of the Hyde Amendment, frankly, Roe hasn’t been a reality for many folks,” says Destiny Lopez, co-president of All* Above All, an abortion justice organization that has been among those leading the charge…

To Protect Our Health, We Must Enact The EACH Act

March 29, 2021
Ms Magazine

In 1977, a young woman named Rosie Jimenez lived in McAllen, Texas, not far from my home. She was a single mother, a student and a woman of ambition. When she became pregnant, she didn’t…

EACH Act: Ending A Decades-Old Abortion Coverage Ban, Prioritizing Freedom and Justice

March 26, 2021
Ms Magazine

Abortion is legal in the United States—but that’s not the same as being truly accessible. The countless barriers, including insurance coverage bans, mountain of state restrictions, and the shuttering of abortion clinics are often too much for…

EACH Act Would End Hyde Amendment and Restore Insurance Coverage for Abortion Care

March 25, 2021
Ms Magazine

Each year since 1976, anti-abortion politicians in Congress have passed the Hyde Amendment, barring coverage of abortion health care in federal insurance programs, including Medicaid—but that may soon change. On Thursday, Representatives Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Ayanna Pressley…

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