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Stop Denying Poor Women Medical Care

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by Amy Meek

Forty years ago this month, Congress passed the Hyde Amendment (named for the late Illinois Congressman Henry Hyde), which bans Medicaid coverage for abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the pregnant woman. In other words, Congress decided to limit health care for women struggling to make ends meet.

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