Eliminate the Hyde Amendment!

I have exciting news. Right now women’s rights champions in Congress are calling for elimination of the “Hyde Amendment,” a discriminatory policy that blocks coverage of abortion care for tens of millions of women, putting their health and well being at risk.

You can stand with these champions and voice your support for women’s reproductive rights by signing our petition.

For far too long, lawmakers have used budget riders, like the Hyde Amendment, to play politics with women’s health. Year after year, they have inserted clauses into the federal budget prohibiting federally funded health insurers — Medicaid, Medicare, federal employees’ health plans and more — from covering abortions except in cases of rape, incest or life endangerment. This outrageous denial of basic health care coverage must stop now!

Please sign our petition to push for full coverage of women’s basic reproductive health care.

One in three women will have an abortion by the age of 45. Insurance coverage for this common and necessary aspect of reproductive health care is essential. According to a recent study, a woman who seeks but is denied abortion care is three times more likely to fall into poverty than a woman who is able to get the care she needs.

If you believe, as I do, that every woman’s health insurance policy must cover the full spectrum of reproductive health care, including abortion, please make your voice heard and sign our petition.

Thank you for all you do for women’s health and lives.


Terry O'Neill photo Sincerely,Terry O’Neill