Monday, December 15, 2008

Pro-Abortion Wish List

A friend emailed a November 2008 document compiled by many of the major pro-abortion groups (e.g., NARAL, Planned Parenthood, ACLU, Center for Reproductive Rights, ACOG, NOW). It is sort of "wish list" of what they want from an Obama Administration. The document is titled: Advancing Reproductive Rights and Health in a New Administration: Steps for Improvement and Change.

Here is an excerpt:

Strike Budgetary Restrictions That Block Women’s Access to Abortion Care.
Bans on public funding for abortion services have severely restricted access to safe abortion care for women, disproportionately affecting poor women,women of color, and certain immigrant women. The President’s budget should strike language restricting abortion funding for (i) Medicaid-eligible women and Medicare beneficiaries (Hyde amendment); (ii) federal employees and their dependents (FEHB program); (iii) residents of the District of Columbia; (iv) Peace Corps volunteers; (v) Native-American women; and (vi) women in federal prisons. The budget submitted to Congress also should omit language known as the Federal Refusal Clause (Weldon amendment) and call on Congress to reject this language in its annual health spending bill. The Weldon amendment denies federal funding if an “agency, program, or government subjects any institutional or individual health care entity to discrimination on the basis thatthe health care entity does not provide, pay for, provide coverage of, or refer for abortions.”

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