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40 years later, the Hyde Amendment is one more reason the Supreme Court matters to women

On September 30, 1976—forty years ago today—Republicans put a major barrier between low-income women and abortion. The Hyde Amendment prohibits federal funding for abortion in almost all cases, which means that women on Medicaid don’t have coverage. There’s momentum to repeal the Hyde Amendment, with Hillary Clinton coming out strongly against it and congressional Democrats offering counter-legislation.
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