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  •  Exactly. We should go after Hyde (2+ / 0-)
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    When will learn that the right (including the right wing enablers called the Blue Dogs) are using a death by one thousand cuts approach?  Hyde was the first cut.

    No more Blue Dogs -- join PCCC.

    by noofsh on Tue Nov 10, 2009 at 06:05:05 PM PST

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    •  Hyde (0+ / 0-)

      Hyde provides exemptions for health/life/rape/incest.  It was seen as a compromise back in the 80s (I think 80s?) but for crying out loud, we're in the 21st century now.  The fundamental question that Stupak's amendment asks is, are federal dollars for abortions ok?  For most of us here, it is.

      Pro-choicers need to rebuild a majority in Congress that are in favor of repealing Hyde, and that on its own, would solve all of these issues.  These are not short term goals though and while the Pro-life lobby spent decades leading up to this moment, the pro-choice lobby has to engage in the same aggressive and long term effort.  

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