Imagine that you are pregnant and you do not want to be.
The Hyde Amendment blocks people from using Medicaid to pay for abortions, making access to care inaccessible. People affected by Hyde have to overcome enormous barriers to obtain abortions. For someone living in poverty, the cost of an abortion can be insurmountable, and they may put off paying bills, sell belongings, and even put themselves in dangerous situations to come up with the money. No one should be denied access to health care just because they're poor.
We have a chance to shift the narrative. We can talk about the barriers to abortion access, and we can also talk about the people who are pushing through those barriers everyday. The birds were designed to honor their experiences and resistance.
Learn more about the history of the Hyde Amendment by visiting the National Network of Abortion Funds.