Opponents and supporters of abortion rights agreed early on, in theory, to maintain the “status quo” in health reform with “abortion neutral” legislation. Unfortunately, neither the House nor Senate versions preserves the status quo.
In the wake of the weekend’s Senate abortion language “compromise” pro-choice activists are still sorting out all the details and trying to decide where they should stand on the passage of the final health care reform bill.
Silver linings: Oklahoma blocks an intrusive abortion reporting bill, and Senator Nelson learns 60 is the loneliest number. Plus, an adoption mini roundup.
A “compromise” has been reached within the health care debate, and once more women’s reproductive health has been given the short end of the stick.