No one reading this has forgotten that the House passed a healthcare “reform” bill that includes the Stupak Amendment. Here’s a speech Congressman Stupak needs to hear.
GOP smear and misinformation campaign goes into high-gear on abortion in Senate bill. Here are some of the actual facts.
A federal employee–barred by the Hyde Amendment from insurance coverage for abortion–incurs costs of $9000.00 to end a pregnancy in which the fetus is missing major portions of its brain, skull, and scalp.
Sarah Palin not “pro-life” enough for extremist anti-choice group. The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Rights brings progressive religious leaders to the Capitol to protest Stupak Amendment and lack of separation between Catholic Church and State.
NARAL Pro-Choice America delivers more than 92,000 signatures to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid calling on the Senate to reject Stupak-Pitts language in its health reform bill.
This weekend, insurance company executives confirmed to NPR health reporter Julie Rovner what the pro-choice community has been saying since the Stupak amendment passed the House. In short, the amendment will lead to a virtual elimination of insurance coverage for abortion care, in turn leading to what one analyst calls “devastating outcomes” for some women.
An article by Kathleen Seelye in today’s New York Times titled “In Congress, a Predicament for Abortion Supporters,” can now be added to the growing list of media analyses that fail to accurately portray the implications of the Stupak amendment should it become law.
I am not convinced by after-the-fact reassurances that the final health reform bill will not include the Stupak amendment. That’s because the table for expanding prohibitions on abortion was set by the Democrats themselves.
We must make legislators the protagonists in the abortion debate by changing the frame, and asking Stupak and his allies: Do you trust women?
Washington Monthly reports this morning that the RNC, which has provided coverage for abortion care for its employees for over 18 years and was suddenly “caught out” this week, is now proceeding to remove that coverage from its policy. But even so the RNC will still indirectly subsidize abortions, every time it writes a check to Cigna, thereby rejecting the reasoning of the Stupak amendment at a fundamental level.