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  •  Stupak-Pitts Expands Hyde in Only *One* Way (1+ / 0-)
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    It expands the bans that already have existed for years against the use of private money by recipients to get around bans on the use of public money for a purpose deemed "socially discouraged."  As I wrote this morning, that is the only thing it does if you're honest.  It takes Hyde and just makes more women -- women who have largely ignored the impact of Hyde for 30 years all while screaming about women's rights -- subject to its prohibitions.  It deprives them of the workaround that they have benefitted from the past 30 years.

    This tactic is not new.  Not in law, anyhow.  So, if one is going to attack a disease, one does it at the source.  And I'm tired of poor women and dispossessed women routinely being left behind in this fashion, at least without some folks being radically honest about why they are willing to leave them behind at this or any other time.

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    by shanikka on Tue Nov 10, 2009 at 02:22:57 PM PST

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    •  which is ridiculous on it's face (0+ / 0-)

      we know, for instance that the public healthcare system that will be put in place once we pass healthcare will be bought and paid for by private premiums...but that didn't stop ConservaDems and their pals in the RW and clergy from bringing up some bogus claim that tax payer funds would be used for abortions.

      They have one agenda, as we know, to prohibit abortion altogether. We have to fight smarter than they are. If we had some way to get rid of both, I would join in in a heartbeat. I reject any infringement on a woman's right to privacy and I abhor the imposition of social morality upon us.

      I definitely agree with you that we women dropped the ball and that we had become more!

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      by valadon on Tue Nov 10, 2009 at 02:32:23 PM PST

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