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Abortion Laws : Ohio and Federal: Hyde Amendment

On September 30, 1976, U.S. Representative Henry Hyde attached a rider onto an appropriations bill that kept Medicaid from covering abortion. Over time, Congress multiplied that single rider into restrictions that keep a slew of federal government programs and agencies, including Indian Health Services and the Veterans Health Administration, from providing coverage of abortion. These restrictions, while all distinct, are commonly referred to as the Hyde Amendment — named for the man who started it all. A long-standing budget rider, efforts to codify the Hyde Amendment have failed.

Even the Hyde Amendment as such has not been codified, the language still shows up in various parts of the US Code:

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