Passed by Congress in 1977, the Hyde Amendment prevents federal funding for abortion except in cases of rape, incest and life endangerment. For 30 years, low-income women on Medicaid have been unjustly denied support for a fundamental part of women\'s reproductive health care - the right to choose and obtain an abortion. Poor women and working women are especially deeply affected by the funding restrictions, because a disproportionate number of these women receive low wages or are unemployed and lack health insurance, as well as face high numbers of unintended pregnancies. We must ensure that all women, regardless of socio-economic status, have access to safe and affordable abortions as part of overall reproductive health care. The undersigned strongly urge you to repeal the Hyde Amendment because 30 years is enough!
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Athena Vasquez, United States5 years ago Comments: The Hyde Amendment robs poor women of their right to choose. Now that the Democrats control Congress they should get rid of it!
Nicole Conaway, United States6 years ago
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