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StarfarerBill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-24-09 02:14 PM
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"The health care reform bills in both the Senate and the House include severe restrictions on womens 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 womens ability to make private health care decisions without government interference or read more first."
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