MW: Action/Feminism Friday! (Now, With Extra Ranting!)
Posted November 6, 2009on:
Widdershins, I’m extremely angry today. Our Congresscritters, trying to do I’m not sure what (it sure isn’t anything to do with universal health care), have decided that even though abortion and birth control are LEGAL FUCKING PROCEDURES, they are too ooky and oogy to be covered by whatever piece of crap health “insurance” reform they are peddling today because some pea-brained, morally-bankrupt idiot who is stuck in the third century might just object to it.
House Democratic leaders struggled Wednesday to strike a deal that would restrict the use of federal money to pay for abortions under sweeping health care legislation headed for debate on the House floor this week.
The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, a supporter of abortion rights, has little choice but to heed the concerns of members of her caucus who oppose abortion. As many as 40 House Democrats, a potentially decisive bloc, have threatened to oppose the bill without tighter restrictions on abortion.
Over all, the House bill would provide coverage to 36 million people at a cost of $1.1 trillion over 10 years.
The Congressional Research Service said recently that money received by the government insurance plan, including premiums, “may be classified as federal funds or government funds.”
But in a memorandum analyzing the House bill, Prof. Laurence H. Tribe of Harvard took issue with that conclusion, which he described as “an exercise in sophistry.”
Under the House bill, he said, abortion services could be financed “only by special private premiums that are segregated” from other money. Thus, he concluded, the House bill, “as it currently stands, does not authorize governmental funding of abortion.”
My husband, who is usually quite well-informed, just asked me if this was the Republican plan, and I don’t blame him! Does this SOUND like something real Democrats would ever come up with in a million years? This, my friends, is the result of Obama and his faith-based initiative to woo the fundiegelicals over to our side. This is where his campaign and his strategy has taken us. This is where Nancy Pelosi is now, being held hostage by a bunch of 40 misogynist freaks in the House, and you know what, it’s her fault for supporting Obama and supposedly claiming that he was “God’s gift.” Yeah, Nancy? Ya think he’s God’s gift now? Do ya, punk?
This is NOT what Democrats want. This is not what Republicans want. This is not what ANYONE wants except a few hundred out-of-touch, overprivileged, self-centered, self-righteous, corrupt pieces of shit masquerading as public servants. How dare they? How dare they pretend they care about us? How dare they call themselves Senators and Representatives? How dare AARP and paid-for physicians try to fool the elderly into supporting it, when the bill could very well end up taking money away from Medicare? How dare the President push this down our throats?
This bill is the worst of all worlds: insanely expensive “health care” that does even come close to covering everyone and throws women’s health under the bus.
I am ready to say that I do not trust Congress to do the right thing by women. I am ready to say that liberals should not support this bill, or any bill that comes out of the House or Senate, unless it is HR 676. Are you?
If you want to make your voice heard on this issue, and speak up for a real health plan, one that covers everyone and saves hundreds of billions of dollars a year…then here is what you can do.
- Click here to send a fax to Obama and your Congresscritters to tell them that you won’t accept anything less than single-payer.
- Click here to send a letter to your Representative to support Anthony Weiner’s amendment to change HR 3200 into single-payer legislation. (Pelosi is supposed to allow a vote on this amendment today or tomorrow, if she doesn’t change her mind again.)
- Sit-in schedules and donations here.
Other actions this week that might interest you:
Elect More Women: Check out WomenCount’s endorsements for 2010.
Tom Coburn Hates the Troops: Prevent Senator Coburn from Blocking Aid to Veterans
And today, Hillaaaaarreeeeee speaks at No Limits’ first public policy conference!
This is an open thread. What’s on your mind?
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