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.
This morning we’re still seeing reactions from
voters on how their politicians chose to vote on Stupak Amendment.
Today we look abroad to see how women in other countries are doing. And in our mini roundup we take one more look at the bishops, and one good nun.
Congress debates restrictive amendment that effects only women — wait, haven’t we been here before? Also, where do conservatives stand on baby expenses?
In today’s roundup, while some senators are looking for common ground on health care reform, others are applying scorched earth tactics. Also, a common theme in letters to the editor.
On Wednesday, December 2nd, reproductive rights advocates across the country are rallying to protest the Stupak-Pitts amendment in the House health care bill. If you can’t attend a rally, you can still get involved: One Voice for Choice, a web site sponsored by FDL Action PAC, an arm of the liberal blog Firedoglake, is sponsoring phone-banking efforts to “pro-choice” Democrats who may be soft on “choice.”
Because of the tremendous work done in the 60s and 70s, my generation can sit around and have conversations about our feelings about abortion. But we need to remember that what matters politically is the legal right to have an abortion, without which these conversations are moot.
My son would have died under the Stupak Amendment. Help stop it from becoming law and ensure that you and I can make our own decisions about what is good for our families.