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Human rights violations based on sexual and reproductive health will end when we work together and equip our communities to leverage our collective power for effective grassroots change. Find out how you can be the change you want to see in the world today!

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In the four decades of legal, safe abortion, it has remained unaffordable and unavailable for far too many, particularly women of color.

September 30, 2014 marks the 38th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, which passed in 1976. A direct response to the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion just three years earlier, the Hyde Amendment was the first of many restrictions on abortion, and denied Medicaid patients the right to an abortion. Later restrictions followed: federal employees, U.S. military personnel and their families, Peace Corps volunteers, Indian Health Service recipients, federal prisoners, and people with disabilities covered by Medicare — all denied abortion coverage.

The intent of the Hyde Amendment is to make it more difficult for low-income women to get the abortions they need. It is the backdrop to all abortion funds.

Our Executive Director, Karen Law, was featured in both the National Journal and ThinkProgress recently discussing the impact of Hyde on people living in Minnesota and throughout the Midwest and our work as part of the national All* Above All campaign to reform these unacceptable policies.

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