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National Poll Shows Tide Is Turning on 43 Years of Restricting Abortion Coverage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2019 Contact: Alexa Garcia-Ditta, alexa@conwaystrategic.com, 512.861.8079 The majority of voters nationally support Medicaid coverage for abortion Washington, D.C. – Forty three years after Congress first passed the Hyde Amendment, which bans Medicaid health insurance from covering abortion, new polling released today from Hart Research Associates shows that two-thirds (62%) of […]

New polling shows that a significant majority of the American electorate supports Medicaid coverage of abortion services; support in battleground congressional districts is even stronger.

This memo summarizes key findings from an online survey among 1,413 registered voters nationwide and 407 registered voters from 44 battleground congressional districts in 24 states.1 The nationwide sample includes oversamples of African American, Hispanic/Latinx, and Asian voters, as well as voters under age 35 (weighted to their proper proportion in the total sample). The […]

Hyde Hurts!

Let’s fight for a future of dignity and respect, where our families can thrive and make decisions about pregnancy and parenting, however much money we make.

About the EACH Woman Act

Congresswomen Barbara Lee (D-CA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Diana DeGette, (D-CO), and U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth, (D-IL), Kamala Harris, (D-CA), Mazie Hirono, (D-HI), and Patty Murray (D-WA), introduced the EACH Woman Act (HR 1692 and S 758). This bill ensures coverage for abortion for every woman, however much she earns or however she is insured. For […]

Abortion Coverage Map

What are your state’s laws when it comes to abortion coverage? Currently, 34 states and the District of Columbia do not cover abortion within their state Medicaid programs, except for limited exceptions. Map Data Sources: Guttmacher Institute. (July 2016). Abortion in the Lives of Women Struggling Financially: Why Insurance Coverage Matters. Retrieved from: https://www.guttmacher.org/about/gpr/2016/07/abortion-lives-women-struggling-financially-why-insurance-coverage-matters Guttmacher […]

Sample Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor, While abortion has been legal the U.S. thanks to the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, abortion care remains effectively out of reach for too many people. The reason? The Hyde Amendment, first passed in 1976, bans coverage of abortion for women enrolled in Medicaid health insurance. And, the Trump administration and his […]

Hyde Amendment Fact Sheet

THE HYDE AMENDMENT is language in the yearly Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (often shortened to Labor-H or LHHS) appropriations legislation that bars programs in these agencies from covering abortion. This restriction primarily withholds abortion coverage from those qualified and enrolled in the Medicaid health insurance program for low-income people, except […]

Ten Progressive Justice Organizations Call on Congress to Lift Bans on Abortion Coverage

November 6, 2017 Dear Members of Congress: Nearly a year ago, President Trump’s election brought a daunting challenge to our doorstep. In the past twelve months, we have seen hurtful and divisive rhetoric; dismantling of federal infrastructure that protects workers and the environment; and executive actions that scapegoat immigrants, harm people of color, and attack […]

Polling Shows Voters Connect Reproductive Health to Economic Security & Opportunity

An October 2017 public opinion poll from Hart Research Associates reveals voters’ significant concerns about Trump Administration policies that limit abortion coverage and access to contraception, and a recognition of the impact they have on women’s economic security. Key findings from the poll include: There is a near universal, fundamental belief that in America, everyone should […]