Presley, Lee, Diggett, and Schakowsky unveil every law of reproductive justice

A bill repeals the harmful and discriminatory Hyde Amendment as the House GOP continues to attack abortion rights

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Washington – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, chair of the Abortion Rights and Abortion Access Working Group, Along with her PCC colleagues Cast: Barbara Lee (D-CA), Diana Diggett (D-CO), And Jan Schakowsky (MD-IL), He led a group of 163 representatives in reintroducing the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Care (EACH) Act, bold legislation to ensure abortion coverage—regardless of how a patient obtains their health insurance.

The EACH Act ends the discriminatory Hyde Amendment and lifts unfair abortion coverage restrictions for those who depend on Medicaid and other government-sponsored plans. The bill protects the constitutionally protected right to abortion and helps ensure that everyone has access to the reproductive health care they need, regardless of income, insurance, or zip code.

“Our bodily autonomy is under attack nationally, and the racist and discriminatory Hyde Amendment is yet another barrier preventing millions from accessing safe and legal abortion care—especially our Black, Brown, low-income, and other marginalized communities.” said Congresswoman Pressley. “With Republicans’ continued assault on reproductive justice, we must use every tool available to assert abortion care as a basic human right. The Hyde Act will repeal both and put us one step closer to dismantling systems of oppression that push universal health care out of reach for so many I am proud to join my colleagues in the Pro-Choice group to present this important law and am grateful to our allies in the movement for their partnership.”

“Let’s be clear: the Hyde Amendment is blatantly racist and classist, and keeping him in place is yet another attempt by the world’s most radical Republicans to strip the people of this country of their reproductive freedom,” He said Congresswoman Lee. “For more than 40 years, Hyde has forced poor women who were denied insurance coverage for abortions to continue their pregnancy or pay for care when they were already struggling to make ends meet. With extreme abortion laws in force in half the country, it’s more important than ever “To fight to make abortion available wherever possible. It’s time for our policies to ensure everyone has access to the health care they need without shame, punishment or financial ruin. It’s time to take a step forward, not backward. It’s time to repeal Hyde once and for all.”

“Every person should be free to make their own reproductive health care decisions regardless of their income, race, place of work, zip code where they live, or how they get their insurance,” Congresswoman Jan Schakowski said. “The Hyde Amendment is a racist and discriminatory policy designed to put reproductive and economic freedom out of the reach of women of color and low-income women who need an abortion. By limiting Medicaid’s coverage of abortion, the Hyde Amendment robs those who work to meet their needs of the freedom to control their Their lives and their decisions about what is best for their families. The Every Act, which I’m proud to re-introduce with Representatives. Lee, DeGette, and Pressley, will finally overturn the Hyde Amendment. Whether at home or abroad, abortion is health care and health care is a right Human “.

“After the pivotal midterm elections, the EACH Act is the kind of bold legislation we need to build a world where abortion is truly affordable.” He said Morgan Hopkins, President of All* Above All. “For decades, even with Roe v. Wade’s protections, the Hyde Amendment pushed care out of the reach of people who work to make ends meet, especially people of color. The damage is now worse as anti-abortion state politicians rush to ban abortion. Blacks, residents remain Indigenous, Latino, Abe, and women of color have been organizing to end Hyde for years. We applaud the intrepid legislators in the U.S. House of Representatives for introducing Every Law Today and putting us on the path to abortion justice.”

The text of the invoice can be found here.

Rep. Presley is also a major sponsor of the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), bicameral federal legislation to ensure equal access to abortion care, everywhere.

As chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus’s Task Force on Abortion Rights and Access, Congresswoman Pressley campaigned tirelessly to repeal the Hyde Amendment and protect universal reproductive health care, including abortion care.

  • During her first term in Congress, she served as Congresswoman Presley Submitted modifications All Public To eliminate Hyde from annual appropriations bills for labor, health, human services, education, and related agencies and in July Posted on Medium on the importance of doing so.
  • In May 2021, Rep. Presley applauded President Biden’s decision to honor his commitment to strike the Hyde Amendment from the presidential budget proposal for fiscal year 2022.
  • In March 2021, Rep. Pressley, along with Congresswomen Barbara Lee (CA-13), Diana Diggett (CO-01), and Jan Schakowski (IL-09), led a group of 131 Democrats in reintroducing Equal access to abortion coverage in the Health Insurance Act Or the EACH Act, which would repeal the Hyde Amendment and ensure that all people, regardless of income, insurance or zip code, can make personal reproductive health care decisions without interference from politicians.
  • In June, Congresswoman Presley, along with U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (D-Calif.), Louis Frankel (D-Fla.), Veronica Escobar (D-Texas), Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-) . , Presented Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), bicameral federal legislation to ensure equal access to abortion care, everywhere.
  • In May 2020, she led over 155 members of Congress in the Calling Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives To ensure that any future COVID-19 relief packages reject Republican efforts to use the public health crisis to reduce access to abortion.
  • In May 2019, I led more than 100 colleagues in the Introducing H.Con.Res 40, a resolution reaffirming House support for Roe v. Wade. In June 2019, Rep. Presley HR 3296, Affordability is the Law of AccessTo make oral contraceptives available without a prescription.


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