On Monday, abortion justice nonprofit All* Above All launched a week-long campaign urging President Biden to submit his first budget without the Hyde Amendment and related abortion coverage bans. Within the U.S., the Hyde Amendment essentially bars federal abortion coverage through Medicaid. Proposed as a response to Roe v. Wade, Hyde is known for its devastating impact on millions of low-income women and families.
All* Above All’s campaign includes the following activities beginning Monday and running through the weekend:
- Delivering thousands of postcards every day this week to the White House;
- Digital ads in The Hill, Washington Post, Roll Call and Politico;
- A mobile billboard in Washington D.C.;
- A full-page ad with more than 200 organizational sign-ons that will run from May 14–16 in the News Journal, President Biden’s hometown newspaper, and a mobile billboard in Wilmington, Delaware.
Us and 130+ of our friends at the White House today to let @POTUS know that it’s time to listen to BIPOC folks who are working to make ends meet and #BeBoldEndHyde in his budget 🏃♀️🏃🏽♂️🏃🏿♀️🏃🏼 pic.twitter.com/e5NERKPEwy— All* Above All (@AllAboveAll) May 11, 2021
Specifically, the campaign calls for:
- A federal budget without abortion coverage bans.
- An end to outdated restrictions on medication abortion.
- Protection for essential workers from deportation.
- A raise to the minimum wage up to $15 per hour.
- Inclusion of all workers in economic recovery efforts.
“Legal abortion has never been enough,” according to All* Above All’s Abortion Justice Roadmap for Biden-Harris Administration campaign site. “It leaves out too many. Those who are denied care because they are struggling financially, or are forced to travel too far, or their clinic was shut down by unjust restrictions.
“Systemic racism, economic insecurity, and immigration status multiply the already-massive barriers to abortion care—and that true abortion justice must incorporate racial, economic and immigrant justice. The Biden-Harris administration must enact policies that ensure everyone can get the abortion care they need to thrive in their communities and live their lives with economic security and dignity.”