Join the New Orleans Abortion Fund (NOAF), NOLA Women on Bikes, and All* Above All for the End Hyde Bike Ride, a four-mile, leisurely ride through Uptown and ending with an after party at Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar with light food and a band! Registration begins at 11 am at the Advocacy Center (8327 Oak St.), ride at 11:30 am, expected arrival at Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar at 1:00pm.
All proceeds benefit NOAF, which provides financial assistance to women who cannot afford the full cost of an abortion. Since 2012, NOAF has assisted some 600 women in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region. We affirm a woman's right to control her body and her destiny, and works to ensure that all people have access to quality medical care, regardless of their economic situation.
For 40 years, the Unites States Congress has added the Hyde amendment to the federal budget. It prohibits federal funds from covering abortion care, which means that people on Medicaid, those who use Indian Health Services, Peace Corps volunteers and federal employees, people in federal prisons, those who are on Medicare for disability, and many others are not able to access abortion services. As a part of the All* Above All coalition, we'll be wearing NEON GREEN to show our support for ending the Hyde Amendment!
Children 12 and under ride Free!
General Registration: $25.00 Inlcudes GREEN bike lights and a ticket to the Ooh Poo Pah Doo After Party
VIP Registration $50.00 Includes a NOAF T-Shirt, GREEN bike lights, and a ticket to the Ooh Poo Pah Doo After Party
Be a sponsor! $100 Helps sposnor NOAF community events and includes GREEN bike lights, a NOAF T-Shirt, and a ticket to the Ooh Poo Pah Doo after party
Some student and community scholarships will be available on a first come basis.
$10 Ooh Poo Pah Doo After Party Ticket Aren't able to ride but do want to get in on the fun and support efforts to repeal the Hyde Amendment? Buy a ticket to the Ooh Poo Pah Doo After Party!
Ooh Poo Pah Doo After Party
Come to the after party of Ooh Poo Pah Doo! We will have food catered, and a great jazz band! We will also have a raffle for a gift certificate valued at $250.00 for a family bike tune up at Rouler (up to 4 bikes)!
More Info on the Hyde Amendent
Medicaid is the federal health care program for low-income people living in the United States.
When abortion first became legal in 1973, virtually all women had the ability to obtain an abortion. The Medicaid program, which covers health care for low-income people in the U.S., covered abortion just as it did other medical procedures.
But in 1976, Congress passed the Hyde Amendment, which banned Medicaid coverage of abortion. This is the only medical procedure that has ever been banned from Medicaid. What's more, Medicaid covers other reproductive health care needs, including birth control and sterilization. And the vast majority of private insurance plans cover abortion, too.
The Hyde Amendment has a disproportionate impact on women of color, both because women of color are more likely to live in poverty and to rely on Medicaid for health care, and because women of color are also more likely to seek abortion care.
And immigrants, both citizens and non-citizens, are far more likely to live in poverty than those born in the United States. Most immigrant women, even those who have citizenship, are excluded from federal Medicaid altogether.
Because of the Hyde Amendment, low-income people sell their belongings, go hungry for weeks as they save up their grocery money, or risk eviction by using their rent money to pay for an abortion.
Some of them never manage to get the money they need to pay for their abortion – which means that they are forced to carry the pregnancy to term.