Here comes healthcare! Maybe. Plus, a mini round up to strengthen your moral fiber.
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.
With the Nelson “compromise” language still filling the today’s newspapers with editorials and columns, the consequences of the vitriolic nature of the abortion debate will be on display today in a Kansas court room.
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.
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.
While the public is waiting for Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson to decide if he is going to fall in with the Democrats’ proposal for healthcare reform, Harry Reid has threatened to make everyone stay till Christmas to finish the bill.
This morning it seems if Senator Ben Nelson doesn’t get his way on the issue of abortion coverage in the final health care reform bill he might sandbag the whole effort.
It would be a profound tragedy if the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops blocks health reform. Religious leaders and people of faith must stand up for powerful changes that protect families and address the causes and problems of poverty.
This morning we’re still seeing reactions from
voters on how their politicians chose to vote on Stupak Amendment.
On Wednesday, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement calling defeat of the Nelson-Hatch-Casey amendment a “grave mistake,” and underscoring that they continue to work toward maintainingg Stupak Amendment language in the final bill.