Monday, November 16, 2009

More on Stupack

As I'd anticipated, health care reform is really in turmoil now. Either you side for health care, or you side for women's reproductive rights. The Stupack amendment is even worse than I feared. It makes it illegal to pay for abortion from any money that the government touches, which of course, includes a lot of the new health care programs (the public option and the health care exchange). This, of course, will affect primarily poor women. Sound familiar?

I did a little research on my own last night about abortion. Turns out that a first trimester abortion costs about $350-900, depending on where you live. For some of us, that amount of money seems trivial. To others, it's rent or food money, and it's absolutely out of the question. I found many websites that help women pay for abortions. So clearly, there is a need out there.

The other thing that I discovered is that when you put the words "abortion" and a place name into a search engine, a lot of anti-abortion sites come up immediately. Which says something else about the times that we live in.

Take a look at what Dr. Nancy Snyderman has to say about this: awesome!

1 comment:

Lauren said...

Go, go, go! I'm with you! This is insanity, and frankly, kind of depressing.