The Stupak-Pitts Amendment, an amendment to the Affordable Health Care for America Act, was introduced by Michigan Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak. It prohibits the use of federal funds “to pay for an abortion or cover part of the costs of a health plan covering abortion,” except in cases of rape, incest, or danger to the life of the mother,[36] and was included in the bill passed by the House on November 7. 2009. However, the Senate bill passed by the House on March 21, 2010, did not contain this Hyde amendment language. As part of an agreement between Congressman Stupak and President Obama to secure Stupak`s voice, the President issued Executive Order 13535 on March 24, 2010, confirming that the Hyde Amendment would be extended to the new law. [37] With these prohibitions, the federal government is turning away from women who need abortion for their health. Women with cancer, diabetes or heart disease, or whose pregnancies threaten their health elsewhere, will be denied abortion coverage. Only if a woman died otherwise, or if her pregnancy is based on rape or incest, is abortion covered. The bans thus endanger the health of many women. Crockett E. The House of Representatives has just passed a complete ban on abortion funding.

Here`s what he does. Vox 24 January 2017. Guttmacher Institute. Income-based abortion rate. 19 October 2017. Abortion is a health care. Politicians should not be able to deny anyone access to health services, including abortion, solely because of their income or insurance. It is time to lift the Hyde Amendment and put an end to political interference in citizens` decision-making. The Honourable _____ Washington House of Representatives, DC 20505 The Hyde Amendment is therefore particularly detrimental to low-income people, people of color, young people, and immigrants, all of whom rely disproportionately on Medicaid for their health insurance. .

Prohibits the use of federal funds for any health insurance involving abortion. (Currently, federal funds cannot be used for abortion services and plans that receive federal funds must be separated from all means for abortion services.) The Hyde Amendment and other bans should be lifted because they discriminate and harm women`s health. When a woman decides to take her lifespan, Medicaid (and other federal programs) offer their help with necessary medical care. But if the same woman has to end her pregnancy, Medicaid (and other federal insurance programs) will not provide coverage for her abortion, even if the continued pregnancy harms her health. The government should not discriminate in this way. She should not use her dollars to penetrate a poor woman`s decision to have or terminate her pregnancy and selectively withhold her benefits because she is trying to exercise her right to reproductive choice in a way that the government disapproves of. Everett B, Bresnahan J. Senate passed a 2-year budget agreement. Politico August 1, 2019. . There are currently 16 states that use their own public resources to pay for electoral abortions and similar services. Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont and Washington.

[34] The Hyde Amendment affects Planned Parenthood`s 2.4 million patients, but it directly harms the 60% of Planned Parenthood patients who rely on public health programs such as Medicaid and X for preventive and primary care. . . .

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