Last summer, the $50 million-a-year federal Title V abstinence-only-until-marriage grant program died a quiet death, only to come back to life, zombie-like, in the healthcare reform bill.
Tennessee looks to be the first state to try passing legislation to “opt-out” of including abortion coverage in health insurance exchanges while Hillary Clinton in Canada reiterates that you can’t have “maternal health without reproductive health” which includes access to abortion.
Why is there a $250 million “bonus” for failed abstinence-only programs kept in the health reform bill? Was this a chit to be traded for the votes of Democrats like Stupak?
President Obama went back to school as he used a community college in Virginia to sign the fixes for the healthcare reform bill recently passed by Congress.
For the nation’s consumers and providers of reproductive health care, and for advocates of reproductive health and rights, the healthcare reform legislation just enacted is something of a mixed bag.
So much noise over Stupak may have drowned out the anti-choice legislation that passed in multiple states already this week.
Late last night the House passed the healthcare reform bill in a vote of 219 to 212. A last minute deal between Rep. Bart Stupak and President Barack Obama, who promised to sign an executive order after the House vote, retained his support. Reaction to the deal from pro- and anti-choice groups was swift.
No more speculation. Now we know — universal health care coverage leads to a reduction in the abortion rate.
National Republic accidentally argues against their own abortion regulations, and a banana a day may keep HIV away.
An open letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, asking her to save the Public Option and provide healthcare access to millions of Americans.