"Compromise" on Abortion Coverage Unacceptable Call Your Senators NOW!
The latest compromise, a Manager's Amendment proposed by Senator Harry Reid has already been voted into the final bill (along party lines 60-39) and will impose the greatest restrictions on abortion access in a generation. The Manager's Amendment passed this morning.
1) Essentially allow states to implement Stupak: States can decide to BAN abortion coverage on the health exchanges in their state. This means that poor women and any women who need to purchase insurance on the exchange in conservative states will not be able to get coverage for abortion. Since most Americans will be required to buy insurance, this also means that women will be forced to pay for insurance that does not cover all of their health care needs.
For NY: Senator Gillibrand 202-224-4451| Senator Schumer 202-224-6542
Ask your Senators to VOTE NO on any bill that contains the restrictions imposed by the Manager's Amendment NOW! We also need you to call your representatives in the House and the White House. After passing the Senate, the House and Senate bills need to be united in negotiations. Our leaders need to hear that we will not accept a bill that imposes sweeping restrictions on women's health care needs.