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Senators kill Anti-Abortion Amendment

Posted in Legal, Medical, News, Politics and Sex with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2009 by Chase

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The Stupak Amendment in the health care reform bill that was passed by the House of Representatives would have represented a major blow to the accessibility of abortion services in America.

Yesterday it’s incarnation in the Senate, sponsored by Sen. Ben Nelson (D) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R), was tabled by a vote of 54-45. Outspoken opponents of the amendment included both Senators from California,  Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) and Dianne Feinstein (D). Regardless of what does make it through to the final bill, at least we dodged a bullet on this one. Read more

Health Care Reform Bill passes House containing abortion restrictions

Posted in Legal, Medical, News, Politics and Sex, You Fucked Up! with tags , , , , , , on November 9, 2009 by Chase

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The Stupak-Pitt amendment added to HR 3962 before it passed the House of Representatives restricts federal funding from being used to cover abortion services. In other words, if you want to get an abortion covered by heath insurance, you’d need to have already purchased supplemental coverage ahead of time. So make sure you plan ahead for those unintended pregnancies, ok? See for yourself

Or maybe not, because pro-choice Dems may sink the bill in the senate. Health care reform… or women’s rights… this is not a choice I envy.

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