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One Woman’s Story Shows Why Government Funding For Abortion Care Matters

September 30 marks the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, a policy that blocks federal Medicaid coverage for abortion services unless a woman’s life is in danger, or in cases of rape and incest. Reproductive rights advocates have been loud and clear on the many ways that Hyde ? a policy rider that has been tacked onto annual appropriations bills since the 1970s ? harms low-income women.
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