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.
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
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.
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.
Stupak-Pitts is a slippery slope: For example, every health insurance company in America could now lose some of its tax benefits. And you could just say that anybody that got a federal loan for housing could not get an abortion.
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.
What are the real-life effects of the Stupak-Pitts amendment to the House health care bill? An analysis by experts on health law, and reproductive and sexual health issues, shows just how far it goes.
Is a Senator who says she’s pro-choice short-circuiting efforts to beat the Stupak Amendment in the Senate by conceding the point less than 48 hours after the disastrous vote in the House on this amendment? Is she signaling for the White House?
A close vote on the Stupak amendment; women’s groups calling for immediate and urgent calls to these representatives.