Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Obama abandons his promise to pro-choicers

Whether you are a feminist who supported Obama/Hillary or even Palin, I like how the following blog post mentions that NOW is the only (or one of a few) groups that is standing up to Obama, especially when he abandoned us pro-chiocers in his health care speech/plan.  Don't get me wrong - I am happy he won over McCain and did phone banking for him, once Hillary withdrew from the race :(  However, the hero worship does need to stop.  We must hold our President accountable to all his feminist promises.

Posted by: Jerin

P.S.  I am not making any comments on the other political stuff mentioned there about the NOW election. 

http://edgeoforever.wordpress.com/2009/09/13/anti-choicers-who-hijacked-now-speaking-for-choice/

Anti-choicers who hijacked NOW speaking for…choice?


An excerpt:
Obama’s speech on health care:
"And one more misunderstanding I want to clear up – under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.”
NOW stance:
NOW categorically rejects President Obama’s promise to retain current “conscience refusal” laws, as stated last night. So-called conscience exemptions or refusals that allow health care providers — physicians, nurses, clinics, pharmacies hospitals and even profit-driven insurance companies — to refuse to provide any service that they claim offends their personal beliefs are untenable. Every woman in this country has a fundamental human right to the full range of reproductive health services, including a constitutional right to choose abortion.

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