Last I heard, abortion was legal in this country. Whether you approve of it or not, it's legal. If you don't think it should be legal, then try and get the law changed. I repeat; abortion is legal.
So now, the woman-hating, bible-thumping, anti-health-care-reform, right-wing assholes have attached an amendment to the Bill that would deny ANY insurance company from covering ANY abortion. Not just stating that taxpayer funds will not be used to pay for abortions (which is the way it has been for years), but placing controls on insurance companies and dictating what they will (and will NOT) cover. Let's not forget that these are the SAME PEOPLE who are rounding up so-called "grass roots" activists to say things like "Keep the Government out of Health Care!" I guess they want the government to control certain parts of Health Care. The part that permits reproductive freedom to women!
One of them even had the balls to suggest that women purchase separate "abortion insurance," incurring extra charges. I wonder how that will go? Will women say, "Oh, gee. Someday I might need an abortion, so I guess I should buy insurance for that?"
These jerks KNOW that women don't go thinking they are going to need an abortion sometime in the future. Women who get abortions do so for a variety of reasons, none of which includes planning one!
What if somebody attached an amendment to the health care reform Bill that forbade insurance companies from covering injuries resulting from hunting accidents?
They are trying to put people on the spot. They have ALWAYS hated that Roe vs Wade allowed reproductive freedom to women, and, now that people are beginning to demand health insurance reform, some bright spark is saying, "OK, let's see what people are willing to give up to get it!"
On what grounds do they insert this amendment? 'Scuse me...did you say on RELIGIOUS grounds? Do we not have separation of church and state in this country?
Once again, I am chewing nails and spitting rust!