A rally for Planned Parenthood in 2011 in Washington, D.C.

A rally for Planned Parenthood in 2011 in Washington, D.C.

House Republicans this week passed legislation banning D.C. from spending its local dollars to fund abortions. This bill goes beyond the Hyde Amendment, a longstanding ban on federal abortion spending which must be renewed by Congress as part of the budget process. We speak to a local pro-choice advocate about what funding restrictions mean for low income women in our region, as well as to a reporter covering Congress.


  • Emily Crofoot Treasurer, The DC Abortion Fund
  • Cristina Marcos Staff Reporter, The Hill
  • Marilyn Musgrave Vice President of Government Affairs, Susan B. Anthony List; Former Congresswoman (R-Colorado).

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