Steph Herold

Sea Change Program
Steph Herold, MPH, is an award-winning activist and social scientist with a background in abortion care, abortion funds, and reproductive health advocacy.  She is a co-founder and former co-director of one of the leading abortion stigma reduction organizations in the United States, the Sea Change Program. Steph is a recognized expert on abortion access, appearing in various media outlets including the Melissa Harris-Perry Show. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of Reproaction. Her past board experience includes serving on the Board of Directors of the New York Abortion Access Fund for three years, the Steering Committee of the International Network for the Reduction of Abortion Discrimination and Stigma for two years, and on the ACCESS: Women’s Health Justice Board of Directors for one year. Steph lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and dog. You can follow her on Twitter at @StephHerold.

The Cultural Toll of the Hyde Amendment

Simply put, Hyde is a bad policy and leads to poor health outcomes, especially for women of color and people who are struggling to make ends meet. Here's an explanation of the emotional and cultural effect Hyde has had over the last 40 years.