I'll be honest—we all expected a fight from the usual anti-choice agitators on health-care reform.
We expected it from Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)1, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)2,
the Family Research Council3, and the American Life League4.
But did you know that an anti-choice Democrat is carrying the right wing's water on this issue?
Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan is ready to jeopardize the entire health-care reform bill
to stand between women and their doctors.
He's willing to undermine health-care reform—blocking the landmark bill from even coming to a
vote—in order to impose an abortion ban on women in the reformed health system.
His proposal would take away coverage from women who already have it.
road block on the House floor, it will all be for nothing.
We must win this one. Women can't afford to lose.
an outright ban on abortion services in a reformed health-care system—and they need to make sure that reform gets a fair vote.
President, NARAL Pro-Choice America
2 "Taxpayer-Funded Abortion Is Not Health-Care Reform," National Review Online, July 23, 2009, http://healthcare.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NGI1YjEwOTNjYmMzODBiYjJkNjliOTljODk2ZTBjOGE=
3 "FRC spot looks to tie public option to abortion funding," CNN, July 29, 2009 http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/07/29/frc-spot-looks-to-tie-public-option-to-abortion-funding/
4 "Pro-Lifers Take Death Lightly," The Rachel Maddow Show, September 16, 2009, http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/#32886563
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