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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-09-09 04:02 PM
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13. Since you can't be bothered yourself:
One of the biggest problems with the bill the House voted on this weekend is that it includes the Stupak-Pitts amendment, one that, according to a Planned Parenthood press release, would:

Prohibit individuals who receive the affordability tax credits from purchasing a private insurance plan that covers abortion, despite the fact that a majority of health insurance plans currently cover abortion.

Result in a de facto ban on private insurance companies providing abortion coverage in the health insurance exchange, since the vast majority of participants would receive affordability tax credits.

Prohibit the public option from providing abortion care, despite the fact that it would be funded through private premium dollars.

This means that the Stupak-Pitts amendment is actually an amendment that outlaws federal funding for a legal and sometimes medically necessary procedure, abortion.

Rachel Maddow, on Meet The Press this weekend, said, " is the biggest restriction on abortion funding since the Hyde amendment. It's the biggest restriction on abortion access in a generation."

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You're free to argue with NARAL, et al...

http://www.campusprogress.org/page/community/post/kayst...

(one of hundreds and hundreds of sources on this -- for those who bother...)
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