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Arger68 Donating Member (562 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-11 08:03 PM
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The Hyde Amendment at 35: Lessons for Activists
snip - At the time the Hyde Amendment was passed, just three years after Roe v. Wade, its sponsors never thought they would succeed. The original Hyde Amendment proposal was unabashedly extreme, with no exceptions whatsoever, not even to save a womans life. Its sponsors were completely transparent about their goals.

snip - 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.
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