In a remarkable piece at Newsweek.com, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend writes that it is in the national interest “to pass meaningful health-care reform and not litigate abortion in the process. Too much is at stake to let differences over abortion derail real health reform.”
All the sexual health-specific sturm und drang around the process of health reform over the past few months has resulted in a set of bills all of which that take roughly the same “abortion neutral” approach.
Abortion has become a popular sideshow in the three-ring circus of the debate over health care reform. In particular, many questions about abortion funding have arisen—some genuine and some distorted.