Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Calling for Reform that Does Not Limit Access to Abortion

The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) announced today that it has a strong concern regarding an amendment tacked on to the Affordable Health Care for America Act (H.R. 3962) passed in the House on Sunday.

The bill has an amendment, the Stupak Amendment, that would severely reduce a woman's access to abortion services, "effectively barring both private and public insurance plans from covering abortion" as described by RHRealityCheck.org. Medical Director of ARHP, Dr. Beth Jordan, is rallying a call for Congress to reject this portion of the bill and "pass legislation that respects women's reproductive rights."

To see President Obama's ideas and views on this particular amendment check out the Feminist News at http://sn.im/t68yd.

Funny how this is a health bill for all, yet the only type of procedure singled out affects women.

Picture Credit: Steve Rhodes on flickr.com

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