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To Get Healthcare Reform Bill Passed, House Dems Deny Women’s Choice to Appease U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Posted by invizweb on November 11, 2009

CNN reports:

The first amendment, introduced by anti-abortion Democrats, bans federal funds for abortion services in the public option and in the insurance “exchange” the bill would create. Its consideration was considered a big win for them and for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which used its power — especially with conservative Democrats in swing congressional districts — to help force other Democratic leaders to permit a vote that most of them oppose.

The prohibition, introduced by Democratic members, including Rep. Brad Ellsworth, D-Indiana, and Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Michigan, would exclude cases of rape, incest or if the mother’s life is in danger.

Republicans strongly supported the measure.

The GOP accounted for 174 of the votes in favor of the amendment, with 1 Republican voting “present.” On the Democrats’ side, 64 voted for the measure, and 194 voted against.

The rest of the article here.

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In my humble opinion, this is a ploy by enemies of public health care (and members of Big Pharm) to divide the vote.

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