February 16, 2011

Update on Anti-Choice Legislation

Last week, we wrote about current federal legislative attempts to restrict women’s access to abortions. Yesterday, the House Energy and Commerce committee voted 33-19 to pass one of those pieces of legislation on to the House for a full vote, HR 358 (the ironically named “Protect Life” Act). The bill would limit women’s ability to buy their own insurance coverage for abortion and could potentially mean that women seeking emergency care might be denied medically necessary abortions even if their lives are in danger.

Further reading:
‘Protect Life Act’ puts women’s lives at risk – The Hill’s Congress Blog
Statement from NARAL Pro-Choice America

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