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House of Representatives hears bill that would codify the Hyde Amendment

Tweet Oh House of Representatives, when are you ever up to any good? This morning, there was a hearing for HR7, a bill that would prohibit federal insurance coverage of abortion. Now you may know, as it stands today, federal funds are already not allowed to be used to pay for abortion services. So what’s [...]
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“Thirty-seven years after the Hyde Amendment…the movement is back on offense.”

TweetToday marks 37 years since the Hyde Amendment first stripped poor women of Medicaid coverage for abortion. Stephanie Poggi of the National Network of Abortion Funds has a piece in The Nation about the new coalition of grassroots activists committed taking a pro-active stand against Hyde. I see urgency sweeping reproductive rights and justice groups—and a new commitment to [...]
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House passes 20-week abortion ban

TweetYesterday evening the House of Representatives passed the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” a ban on legal abortions 20 weeks or more after fertilization based on dubious evidence that fetuses can feel pain during the second trimester. Sound unconstitutional? That’s because it is; courts have struck down similar state-wide bans in Arizona and Idaho (and temporarily [...]
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Quick Hit: What happens to women who are denied abortions?

TweetThey’re three times more likely than those who got an abortion to be below the poverty level two years later, for one thing. The New York Times Magazine takes an in-depth look at a first-of-its-kind study–which we’ve mentioned before–that’s trying to determine how women who are forced to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term after being turned away from [...]
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Breaking: SCOTUS declines to hear defense of Indiana’s anti-Planned Parenthood law

TweetThe Indiana government really, really wants to defund Planned Parenthood, but the U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear its appeal of a lower court’s ruling that the state really, really can’t do that. The LA Times reports: Without comment, the justices turned away Indiana’s defense of a 2011 law that would ban all Medicaid funds to [...]
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