Since 1977, the Hyde Amendment has banned Medicaid coverage of abortion, thereby keeping women from the critical health care services they need. Because of the Hyde Amendment, a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy must come up with the money for an abortion out of pocket; but the cost of a first-trimester abortion can be more than a low-income family receives in a whole month. Cost can therefore become a prohibitive barrier for lower income women.
The Hyde Amendment turns a blind eye to the gap between the care that a woman needs and what she can afford. This is where abortion funds, like DCAF, come in. Our team of dedicated, all-volunteer case managers works to raise money and provides modest grants that serve to bridge that financial gap for low-income women. With your help, we are knocking down barriers to abortion access in our community.
And don’t forget to donate today to support the work of DCAF - remember, 95 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to a woman in need.