Stupak amendment passes easily: Well over 60 Democrats supporting the Stupak amendment. Once it got over 45, it became a “freebie” and lots of people piled on. Anyone who votes against the overall bill, but voted in favor of this amendment, should be primaried. And defeating them with a pro-choice, pro-health care candidate should be doable, in any district in the country.
The amendment can still be stripped in conference committee. Supposedly, President Obama promised Henry Waxman that he would personally work to do just that. We’ll see…
64 Democrats Voted To Put A Bureaucrat Between You, Your Insurance Provider, And Your Doctor On The Issue Of Abortion
By: Jon Walker
Saturday November 7, 2009 8:08 pm
64 Democrats votes yes on the Stupak amendment. The Stupak amendment would effectively ban insurance companies from selling insurance plans that cover elective abortion on the individual and small group market. It would be one of the most far reaching national restriction place on abortion in decades. It could also potential be used by insurance companies to allow them to legally discriminate against low income Americans.
Abortion would be the only legal medical procedure which the bill would ban insurance companies from covering. Abortion will be the only legal medical procedure the bill will offically “ration.” By voting for the amendment 64 Democrats and all but one Republican voted to put a government bureaucrat between you, your insurance provider, and your doctor. If you choose to have an abortion, your doctor is willing to prefer the procedure, and your insurance provider is willing to pay for the procedure, this amendment will have a government bureaucrat prevent that from happening. For all the talk about small government, thees representatives are more than happy to give the government more power as long as it is used to restrict a woman’s right to choose.
Barack Obama calls tonight “history.” AFL-CIO calls it a “great step forward.” SEIU calls it “courage.”