We are covering women's health care issues at the federal level. Reproductive Healthcare is under attack in America (via #HydeAmendment) and US policies threaten Reproductive Care in other countries (via the#GlobalGagRule). Tara Romano of NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina will cover #HydeAmendment, which continues to ban federal Medicaid coverage of most abortion care, and has spread to other public and private insurance coverage bans. Florence Siman, Director of Health Programs at El Pueblo will talk about the importance of Reproductive Justice for the Latinx community in our state. Amanda Murray of Population Connection will talk about the #GlobalGagRule which Trump made sixteen times worse than it had been under previous Republican administrations. President Obama had removed it in 2009, but Trump brought something back that is much much worse. We want Senator Tillis to support legislative solutions for both of these.
On the #HydeAmendment because we want to #EndHyde"
The #HydeAmendment is a choice our federal lawmakers make to fail people in #AmericanPoverty needing abortions that is a provision in EVERY federal budget. This provision has been renewed every year since the Hyde Amendment was introduced in 1976. The EACH Woman Act would fix. Having Senator Burr and Tillis vote against the Hyde Amendment would also help.
On the #GlobalGagRule
"On his first full day in office, US President Donald Trump issued an expanded “Global Gag Rule,” or “Mexico City Policy,” which strips foreign nongovernmental organizations of all US health funding if they use funds from any source to offer information about abortions, provide abortions, or advocate liberalizing abortion laws."
"Trump’s dramatic expansion applies to all US global health funding rather than family planning funds alone, as in past Republican administrations. On Tillerson’s watch, the new restrictions also affect funding for maternal and child health, nutrition, HIV and AIDS (including PEPFAR), prevention and treatment of diseases including tuberculosis and malaria, and even some water, sanitation, and hygiene programs."