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StarfarerBill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-24-09 01:14 PM
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Protect Women’s Access to Abortion in Health Care Reform (ACLU petition)
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"The health care reform bills in both the Senate and the House include severe restrictions on women’s health. We must let our senators and representatives know that both provisions are unacceptable and must not be included in any final health care legislation.

"The Senate bill requires anyone purchasing an insurance plan covering abortion to write two separate checks for their insurance coverage – one to pay for the cost of the abortion services in the plan and another to cover other health care services. The House bill bans anyone who participates in the health care insurance exchange from buying a plan that covers abortion if they receive a federal subsidy. The framework of both bills is stigmatizing and ignores the reality that abortion is basic health care for women.

"Now, as the House and Senate prepare to reconcile the differences between their two bills, please tell your senators and representative to go back and get it right! The Stupak-Pitts abortion coverage ban in the House bill and the abortion restriction in the Senate bill are both unacceptable. We want health reform that will protect reproductive freedom, not put it in peril. Ask your senators and representative to protect women’s ability to make private health care decisions without government interference or read more first."

https://secure.aclu.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage...
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  -Protect Women’s Access to Abortion in Health Care Reform (ACLU petition) StarfarerBill  Dec-24-09 01:14 PM   #0 
  - A lot of us are watching what the Democrats do on this very closely.  EFerrari   Dec-24-09 01:16 PM   #1 
  - +1, this is the last straw for some.  Ignis   Dec-24-09 01:52 PM   #7 
     - "Single issue" is spin for "focus".  EFerrari   Dec-24-09 01:56 PM   #9 
  - k/r  Solly Mack   Dec-24-09 01:16 PM   #2 
  - signed. thanks for the link n/t  dana_b   Dec-24-09 01:18 PM   #3 
  - I'm one ACLU member who disagrees strongly with this strategy.  stopbush   Dec-24-09 01:44 PM   #4 
  - Good luck fighting these in court  FLDCVADem   Dec-25-09 01:44 PM   #21 
  - Signed - thank you  Neecy   Dec-24-09 01:45 PM   #5 
  - "The framework of both bills is stigmatizing and ignores the reality"  omega minimo   Dec-24-09 01:46 PM   #6 
  - Done, thank you for posting this.  omega minimo   Dec-24-09 01:54 PM   #8 
  - I signed. K&R  Greybnk48   Dec-24-09 02:02 PM   #10 
  - For everyone going to the ACLU page to sign: Is my name, address, etc. showing there?  StarfarerBill   Dec-24-09 02:20 PM   #11 
  - where do you check?  omega minimo   Dec-24-09 03:13 PM   #14 
     - I was told my info was still on the ACLU's petition page itself.  StarfarerBill   Dec-24-09 03:17 PM   #16 
        - looks clear now  omega minimo   Dec-24-09 03:34 PM   #17 
           - Weird. Well, thanks for checking again. :)  StarfarerBill   Dec-24-09 03:55 PM   #18 
  - PLEASE KEEP THIS KICKED!!  omega minimo   Dec-24-09 03:12 PM   #12 
  - .  omega minimo   Dec-24-09 11:56 PM   #19 
  - K&R  Echo In Light   Dec-24-09 03:13 PM   #13 
  - Signed with pleasure. K&R  Tierra_y_Libertad   Dec-24-09 03:15 PM   #15 
  - .  omega minimo   Dec-25-09 01:35 PM   #20 
  - K&R  Odin2005   Dec-25-09 03:25 PM   #22 
     - Actually, a bill establishing a single-payer National Health Plan...  hayu_lol   Dec-25-09 03:32 PM   #23 
        - IIRC the Canadian law establishing Single-Payer is only a couple dozen pages long.  Odin2005   Dec-25-09 03:36 PM   #24 
 

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