Is the public option worth removing abortion rights?

8 Nov

by Nick Osborne

I’m sure you have all heard about the House of Reps in the US finally passing the Healthcare Reform Bill, which is a huge step in the right direction for the US health care system.

But, for it to get through, there has been some interesting give and take inthe back rooms of Congress. An amendment to the bill has ensured that there will be no public funding for abortion. Essentially, anyone who is recieiving health subsidies from the government will not be able to get insurance that includes provision for abortion.

Essentially, to garner one Republic vote from Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao, the Democrats have seriously annoyed the pro-choice movement.

I personally am pro-choice, but I would love to know your thoughts on whether it is a good deal, especially when it hasn’t even gotten through the Senate yet.

Nick Osborne


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