Saturday, November 07, 2009

Anti-Choice Amendment to Go To the House Floor

Anti-Choice advocate Bart Stupak was given the nod last night by the House Rules Committee to introduce his anti-choice amendment to HR 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act being debated on the House floor as I write this.

Ironically, they didn’t choose also to rename the bill to “Affordable Health Care for Some Americans” in the process.

Stupak’s bill will produce a stupendously unfair effect of requiring women who want to buy a healthcare policy to have to foot the entire cost of the policy, even if they qualify for subsidies provided in the House bill.

That is, only if the healthcare policy they wish to purchase covers abortion procedures.

When will government finally, once and for all, allow women to decide for themselves what they will do with their uteri?

When will government, backed by religious evangelicals who want to press their religious creed on all Americans, once and for all, leave these women alone?

1 comment:

Fenway Fran said...

Your posts this week have been awesome, Hal. Today's news sent me off on a rage. These men have no (expletive deleted) business insisting that government come between a woman and her health care. Their religious beliefs and dogma have no place in secular law. I'm sick of it. I just hope all the younger women out there are watching. Our generation fought hard for what our daughters and granddaughters have. Nothing can be taken for granted.