"There is no health care bill worth supporting that sells out women's civil rights."
In Pelosi's House, 64 Democrats Sell Women Out By Taylor Marsh November 10, 2009
The first female Speaker of the House makes history by passing a health care bill that not only doesn't have a robust public option, but also sells out women's civil rights. The Republicans acted reprehensibly today, heckling women lawmakers like the chamber was a frat house. Think Progress has that story. But in the end the Stupak amendment passed, 240 yeas, 194 nays, 1 present, with the names of Dems who voted for it totaling 64; the health care bill passing 220 yeas, 215 nays. Now it's up to the Senate and the conference, because if the Stupak amendment is in the final bill it will be a setback of monumental proportions for women.
There is no health care bill worth supporting that sells out women's civil rights.
Progressives in the House should have killed the bill.
Civil rights begin with autonomy over our own body. If we don't have that we have nothing. So, to hear Rep. Clyburn talk about "privacy rights" after passing the House bill was laughable.
But at least Mr. Obama and Speaker Pelosi's Democratic House got us closer to an "historic health care win." That they did it on the backs of women's civil rights isn't mentioned, though some of us will never forget.
It's up to the Senate now and the conference to strip Stupak out, with help from Pres. Obama, of course. He will help, right?
9. So you expect to die if abortions are made illegal in the private insurance industry bill?
Edited on Tue Nov-10-09 02:49 PM by Better Believe It
Well, I certainly hope not. And you had better not die before the insurance exchange opens up in 2013!
If you have a pre-existing condition you're not immediately covered before 2013. You'll have a six month waiting period before you're even eligible for bare bones coverage that might still bankrupt you!
Once it's in a final bill how do you think it can be repealed when the Republicans will probably make gains in the House and Senate next year?
Perhaps you can tell us what the premiums will be on the four tiers of insurance that will be available, from the bare bones coverage to the best plan.
We don't have a clue on what benefits those four tiers will include, how much the premiums will be and how much the government will contribute to the cost of those premiums .... unless you somehow have calculated what your premiums and benefits will be.
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