January 10th, 2014
Every year, politicians in Congress use our nation’s budget process to deny coverage of abortion for women who get their insurance or health care through the federal government.
Now some politicians want to make those restrictions even harsher – and permanent – through HR 7, the so-called "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act."
HR 7 would permanently codify the punitive Hyde Amendment that denies Medicaid-eligible women their right to an abortion and withhold all federal insurance coverage of abortion, putting it out of reach for many. Denying Medicaid coverage of abortion forces one in four poor women to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term.
This bill would make life harder for a woman and family who are already struggling to make ends meet. It puts up new barriers for people who have recently lost a job or had their house foreclosed on.
We are uniting to tell politicians in Washington that however they feel about abortion, they need to stop denying a woman’s health coverage just because she is poor.
TAKE ACTION! Click here to tell Congress to stop interfering with women’s decisions and lift the restrictions on abortion coverage.