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Word of the Day: Stupak

And from the Coining new words department...

Stupak (n) - The sepsis commonly experienced after unsafe back alley abortions


(In case the meaning isn't clear, read this and be horrified: Ezra Klein: A very bad deal to pass a very good bill
also: Daily Kos' mcjoan: What the Stupak-Pitts Coathanger Amendment Does
and for my fellow compatriots out here in PA, looks like our Casey's gearing up to propel this atrocity in the Senate
Update II: looks like Obama does not support the Stupak amendment - ABC: Obama: 'This is a Health Care Bill, Not an Abortion Bill'.


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Nov. 9th, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
Hang every single one of the Motherfuckers, from both parties, from lamp posts along the beltway, and start over again from scratch....TC
Nov. 11th, 2009 07:03 am (UTC)
I'm confused - the coverage of this has been confusing me for a couple of weeks now, and I couldn't figure out if it was good or not that the house had passed HCR. sigh. which is how bills usually are these days. but it sounds to me like Obama DOES support the stupak amendment... ie - he says federal money SHOULD NOT subsidize abortion providers, etc. Which I found disappointing. But maybe I'm missing something?
Nov. 11th, 2009 02:30 pm (UTC)
Obama's saying that the status quo ((no fed $ for abortions - google Hyde amendment, which came into affect circa 1976) should be maintained (which was already going to be the default anyway). The Stupak amendment goes beyond the status quo by making it impossible for _private_ insurers (that are also on the exchange, which will eventually be everyone) to cover abortions except in cases of rape and likely death. So, what Obama's saying is that he doesn't want abortion rights to be affected _in either direction_ by health insurance reform (ie... do that in another bill). Does that help?
Nov. 12th, 2009 06:10 am (UTC)
yes, thanks.
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