- Grand Forks Herald
Minnesota is a leader on issues of healthcare and reproductive rights and is one of 16 states that provide Medicaid coverage of abortion.
- Minn Post
- Think Progress
This week marks the 38th anniversary of Congress first passing the Hyde Amendment, which bars Medicaid from covering abortion care. This ban, enacted annually through the federal appropriations process, makes abortion unaffordable and often pushes it out of reach for women who are on Medicaid.
- National Journal
In the four decades of legal, safe abortion, it has remained unaffordable and unavailable for far too many. Historically, women who are struggling financially have had a particularly difficult time accessing abortion care, mostly due to the ban on Medicaid coverage imposed by the Hyde Amendment since 1976.
Allowing equal access via Medicaid has not increased the rate of the procedure in Minnesota, contrary to erroneous claims.
- RH Reality Check
The Minnesota Court of Appeals affirmed a district court decision dismissing a lawsuit that challenged state insurance coverage of medically necessary abortion services for low-income patients in Minnesota.
- RH Reality Check
Advocates noted that federal funding for abortion is not a cultural issue, but an economic and racial justice issue. Women of color, low-income women, Native American women, young women, and immigrant women are disproportionately affected by federal abortion funding bans.
- National Partnership for Women & Families
Charleston, West Virginia wouldn’t at first glance seem to have much in common with Cerritos College, a predominantly Latino community college with its campus in Los Angeles. But thanks to the All* Above All campaign, both are places where people are mobilizing in support of their shared belief that every woman, however much she makes or wherever she lives, […]