In a matter of hours, the House of Representatives will vote on the issue of abortion in the new health system.
Women's coverage for abortion services rests in the hands of Congress – and that vote is going down to the wire.
Contact your member of Congress immediately to help us defeat this attack - call Rep. Nydia Velazquez (202) 225-2361 .
This amendment would have devastating consequences for women.
Right now, more than 85 percent of private-insurance plans cover abortion services. That's the status quo.
The proposal we're fighting, led by Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan and Republican Rep. Joe Pitts of Pennsylvania, would make it virtually impossible for private insurance companies that participate in the new system to offer abortion coverage to women.
As a result, women who currently have a private plan that covers abortion care could lose that coverage.
We can't let women lose access to abortion care. Contact Rep. Velazquez (202) 225-2361 right now to help us stop this attack.
Rep. Stupak's proposal is dangerous and based on outright lies.
Here are the facts: The health-care-reform bill maintains the system we have now. It would allow insurance companies to decide what services to cover, and it blocks federal money from paying for abortion. Yet, Rep. Stupak is jeopardizing the entire health-care reform effort by making it virtually impossible for health plans to offer abortion coverage in the new system.
Now we need you. Ask your member of Congress to oppose Rep. Stupak's anti-choice amendment.
The vote will be extremely close. One vote could make the difference.
Thank you for speaking up for women's access to abortion today.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Posted by Sabrina Caprioli at 2:50 PM