Harris v. McRae
Significance, The Hyde Amendment, Back At The District Court, Returning To The Supreme Court
Secretary of Health and Human Services Patricia R. Harris, joined by Senators James L. Buckley and Jesse A. Helms, and Representative Henry J. Hyde as "intervenor-defendants"
Cora McRae, on behalf of herself and all New York state women similarly situated, and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp.
That the Hyde Amendment was constitutional, and that states did not have to pay the costs of indigent women's abortions, even those found medically necessary.
Chief Lawyer for Appellants
Wade H. McCree, Jr., U.S. Solicitor General
Chief Lawyer for Appellees
Justices for the Court
Warren E. Burger, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist, Potter Stewart (writing for the Court), Byron R. White
Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, John Paul Stevens
Date of Decision
30 June 1980
Under the Hyde Amendment, states participating in the Medicaid program could not receive federal reimbursements for even medically necessary abortions and did not have to pay for them.
- Beal v. Doe, 432 U.S. 438 (1977).
- Maher v. Roe, 432 U.S. 464 (1977).
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