This fact sheet provides an overview of the Mexico City Policy, which requires foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to certify that they will not “perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning,” using funds from any source (including non-U.S. funds), as a condition for receiving U.S. government global family planning assistance and any other U.S. global health assistance.
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The U.S. Government and International Family Planning & Reproductive Health: Statutory Requirements and Policies
This fact sheet summarizes the major statutory requirements and policies pertaining to U.S. global family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH) efforts over time and identifies those currently in effect, including the Mexico City Policy and the Kemp-Kasten Amendment.
This issue brief reviews current federal and state policies on private insurance coverage of abortion services, and how the Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Act of 2018 would affect abortion coverage for women enrolled in the individual market.
This issue brief reviews current federal and state policies on private insurance coverage of abortion services, and how the Premium Relief Act of 2017 would affect abortion coverage for women enrolled in the individual market and some small group plans.
Analysis: Insurance Riders to Cover Abortion Services Not Available to Women in States That Restrict Abortion Coverage
In 10 states, insurance plans are currently banned from including abortion as a covered service in state-regulated private plans — all individually purchased policies and fully-insured group plans. Most of these laws do not include exceptions for rape, incest, or health endangerment. In nine of these states, insurers may sell…
This data note explores the extent to which abortion riders are available in the states that restrict abortion coverage in state-regulated private plans and permit insurance carriers to sell abortion riders.
This brief looks at one of the key outstanding questions about the potential impact of the expanded Mexico City Policy (or “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance”): the size of the universe of affected NGOs.
This policy insight examines the Hyde Amendment, an annually approved law that bans the use of federal funds to pay for abortions unless the pregnancy is a result of rape, incest, or endangerment of the life of a woman. The Hyde Amendment has become the focus of debate in the 2016 presidential election. Hillary Clinton is the first presidential candidate to openly support lifting the Hyde bans on federal funding for abortion, while Donald Trump recently endorsed the codification of the law and established a Pro-life coalition. This perspective details the federal programs that are affected by the Hyde Amendment, provides estimates on the share of women insured by Medicaid affected by the law, the impact on their access to abortion services, and the potential effect if the law were to be repealed or codified.
This factsheet provides an overview of medication abortion, discusses federal and state regulations pertaining to both the provision and coverage of the drug, and reviews emerging strategies to affect women’s access to medication abortion.
This interactive map shows the increase in states with laws limiting abortion coverage in Medicaid and private insurance for the years 2000, 2010, and 2016, before and after the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).