Magazine article The Human Life Review

#Hellohyde Campaign to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Life-Saving Hyde Amendment

Magazine article The Human Life Review

#Hellohyde Campaign to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Life-Saving Hyde Amendment

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Secular Pro-Life

Pro-life advocates led by Medicaid recipients announced the launch of #HelloHyde, a social media campaign to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment. The Hyde Amendment, which restricts taxpayer funding of abortion through the Medicaid program, has prevented over a million abortions since its enactment in 1976.

The #HelloHyde campaign features photographs of people bom through the Medicaid program over the past forty years. Medicaid recipients can submit their photos at HelloHyde.org.

"I received Medicaid care as a baby, so the Hyde Amendment is incredibly important to me," said #HelloHyde spokeswoman Gina Mallica. "Low-income children deserve a chance at life, not a government-subsidized death."

Fellow spokeswoman Stargift Thomas, who was bom through the Medicaid program in 1991, agreed. "For forty years, the Hyde Amendment has affirmed that lives like mine are worth living," she said.

The fortieth anniversary of the Hyde Amendment will take place on September 30, 2016. …

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