Twelve years ago, one of us met with a small group of women of color to envision lifting the Hyde Amendment and doing so in a way that would transform our movement. This federal policy, which prevents Medicaid insurance from covering the costs of abortion care, had been spreading its ugly tentacles for decades and disproportionately harming people of color and low-income people. Since that fateful meeting, a campaign launched that has changed the game in terms of how we imagine the future of abortion care.
Tell Congress to Support the Abortion Justice Act!
We need to guarantee the legal right to abortion and ensure that everyone can get abortion care without politicians creating barriers.
That’s why we need the Abortion Justice Act, a groundbreaking federal bill that protects people’s right to make their own healthcare decisions about abortion, improves availability and affordability, and prevents politicians from creating barriers to care.