Mississippi is one of many states that have sought to block funding for Planned Parenthood since the release of widely discredited videos released by the anti-choice front group known as the Center for Medical Progress.
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Women who received a year’s supply of birth control were about a third less likely to have an unplanned pregnancy, compared to those with a one- or three-month supply, according to a 2011 study.
Neither the U.S. House of Representatives nor the U.S. Senate have finalized the items on the legislative agenda. But if all goes as planned, lawmakers will leave Washington, D.C., by the end of the week and won’t return until at least November—potentially later.
Democrats have been increasingly proactive in attacks on the Hyde Amendment. The 2016 Democratic Party platform, for the first time, calls for repealing Hyde, though the process for undoing the yearly federal appropriations rider remains unclear.
Kicking abortion rights back to the states is nothing more than code for the idea that women do not have the same fundamental rights as men.