The bill, a companion to the House’s HR 1797, would ban abortions after 20 weeks in all 50 states.
The glitchy rollout of Obamacare offered plenty of fodder for Republicans who oppose the bill. But what most will remember from Wednesday’s House hearing is a bunch of angry men yelling at a woman.
Anti-choicers are trying to accuse liberals of hypocrisy because the health insurance exchanges let people know “unborn children” are included in coverage. But the only hypocrites here are people who claim to support life but are trying to demonize attempts to get pregnant women health coverage.
ENDA would protect many LGBTQ individuals from workplace discrimination, something a strong majority of Americans support. However, the proposed version of the law would not protect LGBTQ employees at Catholic schools and some other religiously affiliated institutions.
By failing to equip women to understand their own agency and bodily autonomy, the evangelical purity movement creates an environment that is ripe for rape.
In briefs filed Monday, both the Obama administration and the retail craft giant Hobby Lobby urged the Roberts Court to take up the challenges to the contraception mandate.
How did the Republicans get themselves into this shutdown mess? Part of the problem is they are remarkably out of touch, and you can look no further than Republican discourse on contraception to see how bad it’s gotten in the right-wing bubble.
In the end, House Republicans got virtually nothing of what they said they wanted: no defunding of Obamacare, no curtailment of the birth control benefit in Obamacare the law of the land. But they’ll be back.
To the House Republicans, who are hostage to their party’s Tea Party faction, there’s probably no dirtier word than “bipartisan”—except, perhaps, for the words “birth control.”
States are banning private citizens from using their own money to buy insurance from private insurers if a plan covers abortion. It’s part of a larger strategy by anti-Obamacare forces to insert abortion into the debate as often as possible with the goal of stigmatizing health-care reform and killing the Affordable Care Act.