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Dec 9, 2009
Yesterday the Senate dropped the Nelson-Hatch Amendment to the health care bill, which would have prevented under the public plan the purchase of healthcare policies which cover abortion. This is a step toward ensuring equal access to abortion for all women.
However, against science, parents’ wishes, and all logic, Senator Harry Reid has also introduced a provision which would restore funding for abstinence-only programs – those same failed, misleading, and homophobic programs for which President Obama ended funding in his federal budget.
Keep an eye on this space – we will update with how you can take action against this ridiculous step back into the Bush administration.