Call for an end to bans on Medicaid funding of abortion: Sign the petition!
Today, hundreds of thousands of women go hungry, risk eviction, and pawn their possessions as they attempt to raise money for an abortion.
Some are never able to raise enough money and are forced to continue the pregnancy.
Repealing the "Hyde Amendment," which forbids federal funding for abortion in the Medicaid program, could change all that. If we repeal the Hyde Amendment, a woman would be able to obtain an abortion regardless of her income. Medicaid would again cover abortion care like it does every other health care service a women needs. Congress also denies abortion coverage to military personnel and their families, women receiving care from Indian Health Services, and people on disability insurance.
Sign the petition below and join our call for coverage of abortion in public insurance programs as a part of comprehensive health care for all. Please also join our call for support for low-income women to care for their children with dignity. Take a stand for reproductive justice and a world in which all women have the power and resources necessary to make healthy decisions about their bodies and their families.
It is time for Congress to repeal the Hyde Amendment and restore Medicaid coverage for abortion. We must close the gap between the legal right to abortion and genuine access to care. I call on my Senators and House members to repeal the Hyde Amendment and ensure dignity and justice for all women.