Lives Saved by the Hyde Amendment

From the testimony of Genevieve Plaster, MA, Senior Policy Analyst, Charlotte Lozier Institute, before a Congressional Subcommittee:

“… The Guttmacher review…conducted its own literature review on the impact of the Hyde amendment on abortion rates in 2009. Because the decline in abortion was so clear, even the study’s authors were forced to acknowledge that the “best studies found 18 to 37 percent of pregnancies that would’ve ended in Medicaid funded abortion were carried to term when public funding was no longer available.” We then rightly acknowledge that the Medicaid funded births of these individuals are lives saved due to the Hyde amendment.

The study she cites is:

SK Henshaw et al. “Restrictions on Medicaid Funding for Abortions: A Literature Review” Guttmacher Institute, June 2009

“The Ultimate Civil Right: Examining the Hyde Amendment and the Born Alive Infants Protection Act” Hearing before the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice of the Committee on the Judiciary House of Representatives 114th Congress, Second Session, September 23, 2016 p 13

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Sarah Terzo is a writer for Live Action and a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life Network. She lives in NJ.

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