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A Tale of Two Countries: The Hyde Amendment Turns 35

Rep. Henry Hyde's (R-IL) amendment has worked its way into several other government programs. Photo: AP/David Karp.

Until the Hyde Amendment is repealed and poor women receive adequate support for all of their reproductive health needs, rich and poor women will continue to live in two different countries with two different sets of rights.

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Thirty-Five Years After Hyde, It’s Time to Start a New Conversation on Abortion

On this, the 35th anniversary of Hyde, I invite you to share your own story. Share it through the 1 in 3 Campaign or just with a few people in your own social circle. Share my story, or one from the other women who have courageously contributed to this campaign.

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The Hyde Amendment at 35: Lessons for Activists

Rep. Henry Hyde

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.

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