December 2023

Leveraging the tools available: Using the Hyde Amendment to preserve minimum abortion access and mitigate harms in restrictive states

Carrión F, Hasselbacher, L, Thompson TAJournal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. December 2023. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/jme.2023.92

Abstract: The overturn of Roe v. Wade has resulted in fewer rights and resources for people seeking abortion care, particularly in the South. The Hyde Amendment has historically restricted abortion access for those enrolled in Medicaid. We argue here that its guarantees of minimum abortion coverage should be leveraged to offset harms where possible.