Tinsley: ’43 years after passing the Hyde Amendment, it’s time to end abortion coverage bans’

September 22, 2019

At 17 years old, I found myself sitting alone in a bathroom stall, waiting for the results of a pregnancy test.

One minute I was worried about my school work and football games, and the next, I was worried about what I would do if the test was positive. I was sure that if I was pregnant I wouldn’t want to continue the pregnancy, but I didn’t know where or how to get an abortion, or how I would pay for it.

There were no abortion clinics in Dublin or Macon, and my insurance—PeachCare—wouldn’t cover my procedure.

When I found out that I wasn’t pregnant, the worry and anxiety that had washed over me went away.

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