Members of Congress Take Bold Step Towards Ending Discriminatory Bans on Abortion Coverage
By Georgeanne M. Usova, Legislative Counsel
March 12, 2019
Members of Congress on Tuesday took a bold step toward making the right to abortion a reality for everyone. The EACH Woman Act was reintroduced in the House — and introduced in the Senate for the first time ever.
This trailblazing legislation would end the Hyde Amendment and related bans on insurance coverage of abortion, which for over four decades have pushed abortion care out of reach for those enrolled in Medicaid and other government health insurance plans and programs.