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 (D-Mass.), Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), and Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) introduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance Act of 2021 (the EACH Act) with 127 co-sponsors in the U.S. House and 22 in the Senate.

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