Letters & Op-Eds 2016

Hyde Should Go

The editors of Commonweal are wrong (“Why Hyde Matters,” September 9): supporting the Hyde Amendment is not politically responsible, nor is it moral. The Hyde Amendment is the epitome of injustice for low-income women and women of color; it affects their social, economic, and reproductive wellbeing. Catholics are called to follow our conscience and to serve those with the least in our communities. Likewise, a majority of Catholic voters believe that insurance should cover abortion care when a woman decides it’s the right thing for her. Policies like Hyde punish women for being poor. There is nothing responsible or moral about that.

Jon O’Brien,
President, Catholics for Choice
Washington, D.C.

This letter was originally published by Commonweal.

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