Posts tagged "stupak pitts amendment"

Today’s Lady News: “Sex And The City” Star Speaks Out For Abortion Rights

"Sex and the City"'s Cynthia Nixon is speaking out for abortion rights in light of the restrictive Stupak-Pitts Amendment in the House health care reform bill and the Nelson-Hatch Amendment in the Senate's bill. Nixon recently told CNN.com: "My mother had an illegal abortion pre-1973, and it's something that I would never want to face…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 21, 2009

Senators Introduce Anti-Abortion Amendment For Health Care Reform Bill

The House of Representatives' version of the health care reform bill contained the Stupak-Pitts Amendment (explained in full here) to make sure health insurance doesn't cover abortion. Today, the Senate began their own campaign for a similar amendment, when Senators Bill Nelson (D-NE), Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and others introduced an amendment to its version of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 7, 2009

Why Are Abortion-Rights Activists Sending Coat Hangers To Politicians?

It's not to hang their nice suit jackets, that's for sure! Here's some straight-to-the-point activism: a cell phone company, CREDO Mobile, is mailing coat hangers to all the democratic members of the House of Representatives who voted in support of the Stupak-Pitts Amendment in Obama's health care reform bill. (CREDO must have read our piece,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 19, 2009

Republican National Committee’s Health Insurance Plan Covered Abortion

The Republican National Committee's health plan with the insurance company Cigna has covered abortion since 1991, according to an investigation by the online news site Politico. Cigna's health coverage plan allows employers to opt out of coverage for specific items, but the RNC, which employs members of the Republican Party, did not opt out of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 13, 2009