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A Right Denied: The Hyde Amendment Violates Women’s Civil Rights
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A Right Denied: The Hyde Amendment Violates Women’s Civil Rights

Jessica Arons and Shira Saperstein explains why ending abortion funding restrictions will improve the lives of all women in the Huffington Post.

Authors

  • Jessica Arons
  • Shira Saperstein

As we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are reminded of his poignant words that a "right delayed is a right denied." This is as true for reproductive rights as it is for other civil and human rights. And nowhere is it more true than with regard to a policy known as the Hyde Amendment, which delays and sometimes entirely denies poor women, especially women of color, access to abortion.

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Authors

Jessica Arons

Director, Women's Health & Rights Program

Shira Saperstein

Fellow