The Hyde Amendment Turns 35: Take Action!
Friday, September 30th, 2011 marked the 35th anniversary of the discriminatory Hyde Amendment, which bans federal Medicaid funding for abortion in almost all circumstances. It was the first attack on abortion rights after Roe v. Wade made abortion legal, and the gateway bill that opened the flood of restrictions to abortion that we see today.
We ask our allies to join us in calling for an end to the Hyde Amendment. As Marlene Gerber Fried says in her essay, "The arc of history does not bend toward justice all by itself -- it takes all of our hands."
What you can do:
Sign the petition to repeal the Hyde Amendment. Then get three friends to sign it too!
Donate $35.00 to help ensure that no woman is forced to carry a pregnancy to term.
Send a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. For tips on getting your letter published, click here. For talking points and a sample letter, enter your ZIP code, below.
Step 1 - Select a Recipient
Enter your ZIP code to select a newspaper in your area. After you select a paper, you'll see a screen with some suggested talking points you can click and add to your letter, if you like: