REPEAL THE HYDE AMENDMENT!
Reproductive rights for all, not just those who can afford them!
Sign the petition here: www.hyde30years.nnaf.org
For nearly 35 years, women in the United States have had the right to obtain safe, legal abortion care. However, bans on public funding have severely restricted the ability of low-income women, who depend on the government for their health care, to obtain the care they need. Since 1977, the Hyde Amendment has prohibited federal Medicaid funding to be used for abortion care except in cases of rape, incest or life endangerment.
Under this restriction, even when an abortion is necessary to preserve a woman's health, the procedure is not covered. As a result, a woman may delay her abortion while seeking funds to pay for care, or continue a pregnancy at risk to her own health. The Hyde Amendment is grossly unjust and the time has come to address this inequity in women's health care.
Join over 60 groups in the Hyde - 30 Years is Enough! Campaign and call on Congress to repeal the Hyde Amendment and restore coverage of abortion care for low-income women.
Special thanks to Gaylon Alcarez of the Chicago Abortion Fund(CAF) for bringing this to our attention. CAF can trace its history back to the CWLU's health initiatives and we congratulate them for the excellent work they are doing in our new century.