The NWHN applauds President Biden for excluding the Hyde Amendment from his budget proposal. But we must stay vigilant. The Weldon Amendment and the Helms Amendment pose similar dangers to abortion access.
It’s been another strange week in American presidential politics with the disturbing news that a foreign dictator may be attempting to influence our election. But what you may have missed in the news coverage of the Democratic National Convention was the unprecedented support for abortion rights.
Make no mistake — 2016 will be a monumental year for women and reproductive rights.
Anniversaries are usually quite a happy occasion, often celebrated with parties or gift giving or gatherings with friends. However, the anniversary occurring today on September 30th is not one to be celebrated but, rather, an anniversary in which we are reminded that we still have a long way to go in the fight for reproductive justice.
In July, I joined more than 70 members of Congress and women’s health allies to celebrate the introduction of the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Woman Act. This visionary bill would repeal the Hyde Amendment and restore insurance coverage for abortion for all women.