A Basic Hyde Amendment Primer


After Roe v. Wade was handed down in 1973, various federal health programs, including Medicaid, simply started paying for elective abortions. By 1976, the federal Medicaid program was paying for about 300,000 elective abortions annually, and the number was escalating rapidly. That is why it was necessary for Congressman Henry Hyde (R-Ill.) to offer, beginning […]

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