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Women's Groups Launch Effort To Ensure Access to Safe, Affordable Abortion Care

Several organizations last week launched the All Above All campaign in Washington, D.C., aiming to ensure that low-income women have safe and affordable access to abortion care, NBC Latino reports.

Groups launching the campaign include the Black Women's Health Imperative, the Center for Reproductive Rights, Choice USA, the National Council of Jewish Women and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.

One of the campaign's objectives is to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which was passed for the first time 36 years ago to restrict Medicaid abortion coverage. The amendment allows federal funding for abortion only in cases of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger, which is now defined as "a physical disorder, physical injury or physical illness, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself."

The campaign uses bright colors and encourages advocates to post "selfies" on their Facebook pages, in order to reach a "new generation of activists."

Kierra Johnson, executive director of Choice USA, said, "All Above All stands for women who are struggling to get by, to ensure that they too can make their own reproductive health decisions without political interference" (Sánchez, NBC Latino, 7/28).