On the 37th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, we call on our elected officials to remove restrictions on abortion coverage and help finally fulfill the promise of Roe for women of color.
For those of you who think Millennials are too young, entitled, and/or privileged to understand the impact of restrictions on access to affordable reproductive health care, please indulge me as I attempt to set the record straight.
The vote could affect a longstanding match of abortion funding Ping-Pong between local residents and the federal government.
Sharron Angle keeps saying crazy things, while two Senators protect your taxpayer money from having to sit next to slutty money at the insurance office.
Like a petulant child, Bart Stupak is going all over radio and television media stomping his feet on health care reform. Last week he claimed he had 15 to 20 members who would refuse to vote for reform unless they could impose their own religious ideology on the entire population of American women. Today he is down to 11. Bart is having a classic tantrum and I think its time for him to get a time out.
An analysis of the criteria originally set out by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops as priorities for health reform finds that the Bishops have moved the goal posts on their original insistence that reform be “abortion-neutral.”
Just in case you had any doubt about the direct–and I mean direct–intervention of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops in curtailing women’s rights in US health reform legislation, here is the latest evidence of how some representatives are working at what appears to be the behest of the bishops. Ben Nelson is holding a Senate Stupak Amendment until the Bishops “have time to review it.”
Progress on health reform legislation forces us to mobilize to prevent passage of the Stupak Amendment. But our next step must be to take stock of why and how we got here in the first place.
A broad group of advocacy organizations from the progressive and women’s health communities has formed a coalition to ensure that health care reform is passed and does not restrict women’s ability to purchase private health insurance that provides comprehensive reproductive health care, including abortion.
“When has a medical procedure exclusive to men ever been held to a vote on a floor of the United States Congress?” asks Connie Shulz. “Oh, wait, just remembered: Never.”