#21: How the Hyde Amendment Harms Women

Katie Breen
Sunday, November 19, 2017
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Katie interviews Morgan Hopkins, National Field Manager of All* Above All, a reproductive justice campaign dedicated to lifting bans that deny abortion coverage - so that every woman can get affordable, safe abortion care when she needs it, regardless of her income. Since the passage of the Hyde Amendment in 1976, Congress has withheld coverage for abortion services from women insured through Medicaid ​and other government insurance ​program​s​. Currently, this impacts nearly 29 million women of reproductive age. 

Katie and Morgan discuss the history of the Hyde Amendment, how the Hyde Amendment hurts women, what the reproductive justice movement is all about, and the simple steps you can take to help end Hyde. 

Sad Teaser Facts:

- Restricting Medicaid coverage of abortion forces one in four women to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term. 

- A woman who wants to get an abortion but is denied is three times more likely to fall into poverty than those who can get an abortion.

Inspired to take action? Check out All* Above All's resources for impact!