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Pro-Choice and Pro-Voice

Posts tagged Hyde Amendment

Mar 2 '14
senatecharts:

Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ) quotes the Guttmacher Institute while fighting against abortion.

What happens to patients who are denied abortions?
"The take-home from that study is that most women are having an abortion because they say they can’t afford to have a child. And it turns out that they’re right: Two years later, women who had a baby they weren’t expecting to have, compared to the women who had the abortion they wanted, are three times more likely to be living in poverty. They knew they couldn’t afford a kid and it turns out they were correct." - Tracy Weitz, PhD, of the Turnaway Study

senatecharts:

Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ) quotes the Guttmacher Institute while fighting against abortion.

What happens to patients who are denied abortions?

"The take-home from that study is that most women are having an abortion because they say they can’t afford to have a child. And it turns out that they’re right: Two years later, women who had a baby they weren’t expecting to have, compared to the women who had the abortion they wanted, are three times more likely to be living in poverty. They knew they couldn’t afford a kid and it turns out they were correct." - Tracy Weitz, PhD, of the Turnaway Study

Feb 26 '14

The Repeal Hyde Art Project aims to raise awareness of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal Medicaid funds from covering abortion. Without Medicaid coverage, many people cannot afford the abortions they so desperately need.

The Project’s art is a positive, nonthreatening way to start a discussion on abortion access with people who may be unfamiliar with the topic. By increasing societal awareness and opposition of the Hyde Amendment, we can begin to turn the tide against it.

Jan 22 '14
Jun 11 '12
squatymchottie:

Jesus Christ.

squatymchottie:

Jesus Christ.

Jan 11 '12
Jan 3 '12

keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus:

myfatcat16

Hey! I’m doing a research proposal for uni and I’ve to make up my own question about anything of my choice. I think I’m going to do it on Abortion in relation to poverty in America tied to race, I was just wondering if you had any posts on it on your blog that could help? Or recommend any academic texts? I’m not sure how to search a blog’s archive if it’s even possible! Thanks if you can help :)

Wow. I wish it was easier to search Tumblr. I don’t remember anything specifically but that doesn’t mean much.

Good luck on your project. As I am totally swamped today with my own research, I’m going to open this up to my followers to see if we, as a community, can help you put together a list of posts and articles. 

Got anything for myfatcat16?

There are #race/#racism and #poverty tags on this blog, which mostly have posts linking to other blogs and articles.

You can check out the Guttmacher Institute’s Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States, which has a lot of great sources to look at as well.

I just searched for “race” on both the Abortion Gang and Abortioneers and came up with a few posts.

Nicole Clark blogs about sexual health and wellness for women and girls of color, and you can find a lot of organizations dedicated to the cause through her Tumblr.

I’d recommend looking up the Hyde Amendment, which prevents federal funds from going to abortions. This directly affects people who cannot afford abortions on their own. It was a woman of color who was the first victim of the Hyde Amendment: Rosie Jimenez, a single mother six months away from earning her teaching credential. (The link to Heather Boonstra’s article is broken; it’s here.)

That’s all I can think of right now.

Dec 30 '11
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Among activists within the reproductive rights community there is no consensus about how abortion should be understood. For some-perhaps the majority-abortions are typically spoken of as “sad but necessary.” But for others, connected to a more radical tradition within the movement, support for abortion is best captured by the slogan, “On demand, without apology.” Many abortion rights activists are increasingly dissatisfied with the euphemism of “choice”-posing, as it does, the notion of abortion as something that consumers can “choose,” rather than, as many feminists have argued, as a “right” of all women, whether they can afford this “choice” or not. Indeed, the failure of the reproductive rights community to defeat the Hyde amendment, the 1976 legislation that forbids the use of federal funds to pay for poor women’s abortions, has long been a major disappointment to many in the movement, especially minority women.

“Abortion should be safe, legal and rare”-the defense of abortion first articulated by Bill Clinton and since echoed by most Democratic politicians-receives a mixed reception among reproductive rights activists. On the one hand, this slogan accurately reflects the practice of nearly all abortion providing facilities, where patients are routinely counseled about birth control methods and often are given contraception devices to take with them when they leave the clinic. The discomfort with the slogan, on the other hand, is that it will inevitably add to the already considerable demonization of abortion, and of those who need it, and of the beleaguered health care workers who provide it.

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An excerpt from the article “It’s Not Just Abortion, Stupid.” Pardon the gratuitous ableism, and, as always, pregnant people not just women.

The whole quote is good, but I want to emphasize one part in particular:

Many abortion rights activists are increasingly dissatisfied with the euphemism of “choice”-posing, as it does, the notion of abortion as something that consumers can “choose,” rather than, as many feminists have argued, as a “right” of all women, whether they can afford this “choice” or not.

This is so important. I really think we need to get away from the “choice” rhetoric that can so easily be trivialized by antis and return to the (sadly) radical notion that pregnant people have the right to an abortion.

(via prolongedeyecontact)

Nov 26 '11
Oct 13 '11

HR 358 is being debated on the House floor now.

keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus:

Watch it live on CSPAN (if you can stomach it).

Oct 3 '11

iamdrtiller:

“Letting women determine for themselves whether or not they need an abortion is a far more efficient and fair system; after all, they know better than perfect strangers the incredible complexity of their personal situations that determine whether or not it’s a good time to have a baby. This right exists for women who can afford to pay for their own abortions; it should be extended to women who depend on assistance to pay for their medical care.”

Via Slate

So what does it take to get rid of the cissexism around here?

Oct 3 '11
Sep 29 '11
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By attacking abortion access, rather than legality, the Hyde Amendment divided the abortion rights movement along lines of race and class. It provided the possibility of being “pro-choice” without supporting real access, thereby trading away the needs of low-income women and women of color. When asked why women of color were not more visible in the pro-choice movement, longtime activist and former clinic director Brenda Joyner reframed the question to ask:

‘[W]here is the primarily white middle-class movement in our struggles for freedom? Where was a white middle-class movement when the Hyde Amendment took away Medicaid funding of abortions for poor women?’

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