Time to go, Hyde Amendment
For 40 years, the Hyde Amendment has been blocking abortion care coverage for women who qualify for Medicaid. Medicaid coverage can mean the difference between getting abortion care and being denied. By restricting access, the Hyde Amendment reserves the constitutionally protected right to an abortion for only those who can afford it.
But the Hyde Amendment is not permanent law. Passage of one federal bill – the EACH Woman Act – would put an end to the Hyde Amendment for good. This legislation restores abortion coverage for everyone who needs it, regardless of income level. 40 years is long enough. It’s time for Hyde to go.