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Oct142016

Making Hyde History

Excited to share this project Margaret Middleton and I are working on together. We created this history exhibit from the future about the repeal of the Hyde Amendment. The Hyde Amendment prohibits federal funds for being used for abortion which limits access to abortion and disproportionately affects low income women of color.

We're calling this project the #MuseumoftheFeministFuture and we debuted it at the Repeal Hyde Art Project's Can't Hyde the Future event. Very grateful for the support of Repeal Hyde Art Project, The Clinic Vest Project and Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund for this exhibit.

"Making Hyde History" is a history exhibit from an imagined future in 2067.

The centerpiece of the exhibit is an executive order, signed by President Hillary Clinton as her first act in office. The executive order enacts the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act, sponsored by Rep. Barbara Lee, effectively repealing Hyde and increasing abortion access for all.

We used real "historic" pamphlets Jamie J. Hagen had collected volunteering as a clinic escort at Planned Parenthood.

The clinic escort volunteer vest was donated by the The Clinic Vest Project. The label explains how historically protesters had used fear and intimidation at clinics that provided abortions to deter patients. Volunteers would wear vests to signify they were there to keep patients safe.

The #MuseumoftheFeministFuture has docents!



 

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