Hyde Amendment

September 29th, 2016

The Hyde Amendment in Medicaid and Non-Medicaid States

Hyde in Medicaid States

15 states have a policy directing that Medicaid pay for all or most medically necessary abortions a critical step forward towards access and

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Categories: abortion restrictions, Hyde Amendment, Hyde16, unfair laws

September 16th, 2016

NNAF Member Organizations Speak Out on Hyde Amendment's Impact

On the 40th Anniversary of the discriminatory Hyde Amendment, NNAF member organizations are speaking out about the localized impact of the harmful policy, and imaginaing their work without this huge barrier to reproductive justice. 

Hoosier Abortion Fund - Indiana

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Categories: Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund, economic justice, Funds, Hoosier Abortion Fund, Hyde Amendment, Hyde16, Joan Bechhofer Fund, Lilith Fund, Network for Reproductive Options, Texas Equal Access Fund

February 10th, 2016

The Hyde Amendment Again Included in FY17 Budget

We are very disappointed that President Barack Obama included the Hyde Amendment in his final  FY17 budget. For a President who wanted his legacy to be ensuring healthcare access for all, no matter their income level or geographic area, we are saddened to see that, once again, abortion has been separated off from other healthcare, despite the fact we know those affected by systemic racism, income inequality, and a lack of healthcare providers will continue to be denied their rights to bodily autonomy and dignity through abortion access. A right reserved for those with more money and power is no right at all; it is a privilege.

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Categories: Hyde Amendment, Hyde16

July 10th, 2015

HUGE NEWS: We're All* In on the EACH Act.

The EACH Woman Act, introduced by Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY), over seventy Congressional Co-Sponsors and with the support of thirty-six women’s health, rights, and justice advocacy organizations, ensures coverage for abortion for everyone, however much they earns or however they are insured.

We are proud to have worked for this groundbreaking and visionary bill.

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Categories: abortion restrictions, All Above All, Hyde Amendment, Medicaid, unfair laws

September 30th, 2014

Our stories, our voices: the Hyde Amendment is the backdrop

September 30, 2014 marks the 38th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, which passed in 1976. A direct response to the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion just three years earlier, the Hyde Amendment was the first of many restrictions on abortion, and denied Medicaid patients the right to an abortion. Later restrictions followed: federal employees, U.S. military personnel and their families, Peace Corps volunteers, Indian Health Service recipients, federal prisoners, and people with disabilities covered by Medicare — all denied abortion coverage.

The intent of the Hyde Amendment is to make it more difficult for low-income women to get the abortions they need. It is the backdrop to all abortion funds. It is the backdrop to our stories.

On the 38th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment we are proud to share the stories and voices of abortion fund activists collected and recorded by StoryCorps at the National Network of Abortion Funds 20th Anniversary Summit held in Oakland, California in June 2013.

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Categories: Abortion Access Month, abortion restrictions, economic justice, Funds, Hyde Amendment, StoryCorps, unfair laws

September 29th, 2014

Spotlight on ACCESS Women's Health Justice

While this September marks another sad anniversary of the restrictive Hyde Amendment, ACCESS Women’s Health Justice in Oakland, Calilfornia will be doing what they've been doing since 1993: helping women get the care they need without delay. From a small group of volunteer clinic escorts, this fund has grown into a national reproductive justice powerhouse.

Check out the fund spotlight on ACCESS!

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Categories: Abortion Access Month, abortion restrictions, ACCESS Women's Health Justice, Funds, Hyde Amendment, immigrants' rights, Practical support, unfair laws

June 12th, 2014

Southern abortion funds mobilize

In response to drastic limits on abortion access resulting from last summer's disastrous bills in Texas, abortion funds on the ground mobilized immediately. This ongoing crisis has actually produced new abortion funds, including practical support networks that help with travel, shelter, and other logistics. We have been working closely with people in affected areas to help these emerging funds coordinate efforts, and we've offered assistance in multiple ways so that as clinics close, barriers multiply, and expenses increase far beyond what is feasible, volunteers and agencies are prepared to direct women to resources.

But even as abortion fund activists work to meet the needs of women traveling ever farther distances to get an abortion in Texas, a wave of copycat restrictions is rolling over neighboring states, threatening to close most of the few remaining clinics in neighboring states.

This is why we've been working with activists in these states — with the New Orleans Abortion Fund, with the Georgia Reproductive Access Network, the Carolina Abortion Fund, the Kentucky Support Network, with emerging funds in Mississippi and Alabama — to bolster their efforts and strengthen a network of access across a broad swath of the American south.

And now we need your help.

We are recruiting activists who have an interest in learning more about starting a fund, with a renewed focus on South Carolina, Arkansas, and Alabama.

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Categories: abortion restrictions, All Above All, Carolina Abortion Fund, Fund Texas Choice, Funds, Hyde Amendment, Kentucky Support Network , Lilith Fund, Magnolia Fund, Medication abortion, Misoprostol, New Orleans Abortion Fund, Practical support, TakeAction, Texas Equal Access Fund, unfair laws

January 10th, 2014

Stop HR7!

Every year, politicians in Congress use our nation’s budget process to deny coverage of abortion for women who get their insurance or health care through the federal government.

Now some politicians want to make those restrictions even harsher – and permanent – through HR 7, the so-called "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act."

HR 7 would permanently codify the punitive Hyde Amendment that denies Medicaid-eligible women their right to an abortion and withhold all federal insurance coverage of abortion, putting it out of reach for many. Denying Medicaid coverage of abortion forces one in four poor women to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term.

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Categories: abortion restrictions, All Above All, economic justice, Funds, health care reform, Hyde Amendment, TakeAction, unfair laws