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Hyde Amendment Detrimental to Latina Reproductive Health
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Hyde Amendment Detrimental to Latina Reproductive Health

Jessica Arons on what the Hyde Amendment means for Latinas and other women of color.

Abortion funding policies in this country are discriminatory and put abortion care out of reach for the women who need it the most: low-income women and women of color. As chronicled in my report, “Separate and Unequal: The Hyde Amendment and Women of Color,” published recently by the Center for American Progress, women of color are disproportionately impacted by a policy known as the Hyde Amendment.

The amendment prohibits Medicaid, the joint federal-state health program for the poor and indigent, from funding abortion care unless a woman’s life is in danger or a pregnancy results from rape or incest. The Hyde Amendment policy has since been expanded to other government-related health programs.

The above excerpt was originally published in Latinovations. Click here to view the full article.

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Jessica Arons

Director, Women\'s Health & Rights Program