Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Kathleen Sebelius exposes Casey's "Compromise"

Exams for me are over.  They went well, except for one which was a disaster of epic proportions, but, this past semester is finally over, which means I will have plenty of time to read and comment on the goings-on of the world.

So, to the point...

Kathleen Sebelius did an interview with the blog "BlogHer" in which she bragged that Senator Casey's abortion "compromise" is really just an accounting trick that will still push Americans into funding abortions they oppose.

Here's the video:

Yup. She said:

I would say that the Senate language, which was negotiated by Senators Barbara Boxer and Patty Murray, who are very strong defenders of women’s health services and choices for women, take a big step forward from where the House left it with the Stupak amendment, and I think do a good job making sure there are choices for women, making sure there are going to be some plan options, and making sure that while public funds aren’t used, we are not isolating, discriminating against, or invading the privacy rights of women. That would be an accounting procedure, but everybody in the exchange would do the same thing, whether you’re male or female, whether you’re 75 or 25, you would all set aside a portion of your premium that would go into a fund, and it would not be earmarked for anything, it would be a separate account that everyone in the exchange would pay.

Got that? Many Americans would still be effectively forced to pay for abortion access.

The Senate is unlikely to stop its version of the bill at this point, but then healthcare reform will go into
conferencing and this whole abortion issue will be rehashed. Make sure to contact your senators and 
reps to tell them where you stand on this critical issue.

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