Pro-choice Democrats in the House of Representatives are fighting against the anti-choice Stupak Amendment that rolls back women’s rights in order to pass health care reform legislation.
The Stupak-Pitts amendment would actually result the loss of abortion coverage many women already have because it prohibits the new private insurance market as well as any possible public option from providing such coverage.
My tax dollars pay for military action I do not support, and
anti-abortion people refuse to allow premiums paid by individual women to go
toward abortion coverage within their health plan. Why is my concern for life
Culture Kitchen reports that many of the 39 Democrats that voted for the Stupak Amendment still voted against the final bill.
My reaction to the passing of the Stupak-Amendment is emotional as I reflect on the impact this amendment could have if put into law.
Our biggest defeat since 1973 was enactment of the Hyde Amendment and the lack of an uncompromising commitment to overturning it. If nothing else, we must now make overturning Hyde the single objective of our movement.
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops apparently now runs the US government, aided by “faith-based advocacy groups,” the House Democratic Leadership, the White House and members of the Senate. If you didn’t know before, you know now.