Friday, December 18, 2009

No to the Casey Compromise.

The Center for Reproductive Rights dissects the Casey Amendment and tells us what's wrong with it:

There are three reasons that the Senate health care reform bill should not adopt the antidiscrimination amendment – or language similar to it – proposed by Sen. Robert Casey (D.-Penn.). The Senate healthcare reform bill currently prohibits discrimination against individuals or health care facilities on the basis of “willingness or unwillingness” to provide, pay for, provide coverage of, or refer for abortions (emphasis added). The Casey proposal would add protection against discrimination by federal and state governmental agencies, but would only make such protection available to individuals and health care entities that do not provide, pay for, provide coverage of, or refer for abortions.

You can read the entire article at the link above.

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