Hyde Amendment Fact Sheet
The Hyde Amendment is a provision in the federal budget restricting Medicaid funding for abortions. Although abortion is legal the amendment has made safe and healthy options available to only a limited number of Latinas. Social class or economic status should not be the deciding factor in a women’s right to reproductive justice. Lifting the restrictions of the Hyde Amendment is key in making healthy and legal abortions accessible to every woman.
Published originally in 2005, updated November 2011.(November 2011)