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Petitioning Senator Harry Reid

Tell Senate Leader Reid: Stop the Abortion Coverage Ban

The House of Representatives passed health-reform legislation that included an anti-choice amendment that will seriously jeopardize women’s access to abortion – making it virtually impossible for private insurance companies that participate in the new health system to offer abortion coverage to women.

This would have the effect of denying women the right to use their own personal, private funds to purchase an insurance plan with abortion coverage in the new health system.

We must stop health-care reform from being enacted with this ban!

Sign our petition calling on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to stand firm against a ban on abortion coverage for women in the new health system.  

 

Letter to
Senator Harry Reid
We, the undersigned, ask you to stand firm against attempts to attack women's reproductive-health care, including women's access to insurance coverage for abortion, when the Senate takes up the health-reform bill.

The Stupak-Pitts amendment makes it virtually impossible for private insurance companies that participate in the new system to offer abortion coverage to women. This would have the effect of denying women the right to use their own personal, private funds to purchase an insurance plan that includes abortion coverage in the new health system -- a radical departure from the status quo. Presently, more than 85 percent of private insurance plans cover abortion services.

Do not further entangle health-care reform in anti-abortion politics; please reject calls to insert the Stupak-Pitts language in the Senate's health-care bill.