Today, while many are cheering the passing of the reform, others are thumbing their nose at it. I sit here in the middle of the road but certainly grateful for a specific portion of this bill not allowing providers to deny medical coverage for pre-existing medical conditions.
In two interviews yesterday, Bart Stupak revealed a great deal about himself, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, politics and the internal workings of our “pro-choice” Democratic party. First, in what shouldn’t be surprising to anyone, Stupak told Fox News that he “doesn’t listen to nuns.”
This Valentine’s Day, what does Raising Women’s Voices’ Eesha Pandit want? Candy? Flowers? Sure. But what’s truly sexy to Pandit? Read this to find out.
President Barack Obama’s February 25 health care summit, where he will appear on TV with Republican leaders, is really a delaying tactic.
The removal, effective December 14, of a requirement that immigrant women and girls be required to get the Gardasil vaccine marks a major victory for the reproductive justice movement and a roadmap for how coalitions can work toward reproductive justice goals in the future.
On Wednesday, December 2nd, reproductive rights advocates across the country are rallying to protest the Stupak-Pitts amendment in the House health care bill. If you can’t attend a rally, you can still get involved: One Voice for Choice, a web site sponsored by FDL Action PAC, an arm of the liberal blog Firedoglake, is sponsoring phone-banking efforts to “pro-choice” Democrats who may be soft on “choice.”
Opponents and supporters of women’s choices in childbearing agreed early on, in theory, to maintain the “status quo” with “abortion neutral” health care legislation. The Senate bill achieves this goal; the House bill does not.
Today, the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals called on Congress to remove the Stupak Amendment from the rinal version of the House health reform bill.
Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), co-chair of the House Pro-Choice Caucus and a leader of efforts to defeat the Stupak Amendment in the House health care reform bill last Saturday is now collecting signatures of House members who are vowing to vote against reform unless the language is stripped.
I want to be happy that the
House passed its version of Health Care Reform. Really. I believe so
strongly about making health care a right not a privilege.