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The Bishops’ Huge Financial Stake in Stupak-Pitts

Coverage of Stupak-Pitts neglects a bigger motive for the Vatican: Restricting insurance coverage of women’s reproductive health care will eliminate competitive barriers faced by Catholic institutions.

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Roundup: Michelman and Kissling in the New York Times; Keenan Discusses Stupak on “Talk of the Nation”

Prochoice leaders Michelman, Kissling, and Keenan take the Stupak debate to the New York Times and National Public Radio

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GOP Sees Win-Win as “Stupak Bomb” Splits Dems

In interviews, Republicans made clear they want to kill health reform and see an alliance with Conservative Democrats as the best way to make it go down in flames. The Stupak Amendment “dropped a bomb” in the Democratic conference.

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Another Doctor Mad As Hell

Congress is throwing women’s reproductive rights under the bus and catering to religious extremists as it sacrifices the health of Americans on the altar of insurance industry profits.

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Weekly Pulse: The Stupak Setback

A clique of anti-choice Democrats in Congress joined forces with Republicans to pass an amendment forcing women to choose between affordable health insurance and abortion coverage, even if they pay for abortion coverage with their own money. Pro-choice Democrats and women’s health activists are up in arms over the eleventh hour deal

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Bishops Originally Asked for “Abortion Neutral” Health Reform Package

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops was among the first to call for an “abortion-neutral” health care bill in July, defined as maintaining current policies on funding, mandates, and conscience protections. But then they reneged on the deal.

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(VIDEO) McCaskill’s “Clarification” Further Confuses

There are many Democrats who can be counted on to show their cards to the opponent, equivocate, vacillate and wave the white flag before the game has even started, as did Senator McCaskill this week on the Stupak Amendment.

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Progressives Organize Sign-on Letter and Ad Campaign to Stop Stupak-Pitts

Support Congresswomen Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) who have launched a sign-on letter and ad campaign to stop the Stupak-Pitts amendment in health reform.
These Representatives have put themselves on the line to defend our rights. We need to stand behind them. Here’s how you can take action.

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USCCB Opposition to Funding Plan Is “Height of Hypocrisy”

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and its allies distorted the facts by claiming that the proposed system under the House bill would use federal dollars to cover abortions. They’re wrong.

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The Media on Stupak-Pitts: Theatrical, Not Factual

In the midst of foaming-at-the-mouth at the political give-and-take in health care reform, many prominent pundits neglected to properly inform the public that Stupak’s language allowed for a major incursion into women’s rights.

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