The Latest “Culture of Life” Bill Would Allow Hospitals to Let Women DiePosted: February 5, 2011 Filed under: U.S. Politics, Violence against women, Women's Rights | Tags: abortion, culture of misogyny, Rep. Joe Pitts, Sexism 5 Comments
Talking Points Memo has the details:
The bill, known currently as H.R. 358 or the “Protect Life Act,” would amend the 2010 health care reform law that would modify the way Obamacare deals with abortion coverage. Much of its language is modeled on the so-called Stupak Amendment, an anti-abortion provision pro-life Democrats attempted to insert into the reform law during the health care debate last year. But critics say a new language inserted into the bill just this week would go far beyond Stupak, allowing hospitals that receive federal funds but are opposed to abortions to turn away women in need of emergency pregnancy termination to save their lives.