“Inclusivity” and “intersectionality” are not just words. They describe the theory and practice of the reproductive justice movement with the potential to revitalize all of our advocacy and enable us to create the large and motivated base of support required to secure reproductive rights, health, and justice for all.
by Marlene G. Fried, Hampshire College
September 28, 2011 - 7:45 am
September 30th is the 35th “anniversary” of the Hyde Amendment. Hyde’s legacy is that pitted women of different economic classes against each other, and resulted in a pattern of trading reproductive health care for other health coverage.
The Hyde Amendment makes reproductive decisions privileges instead of rights. Before the legislation, Medicaid paid for nearly one-third of all abortions. Since the Amendment was enacted, federal Medicaid has paid for less than one percent.