Healthcare Reform and Choice

Nancy Keenan, NARAL Pro-Choice America:

health reform is in serious trouble.
The AP just reported that anti-choice Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson is refusing to vote to move the health-care bill forward – all because the bill doesn’t include his outrageous Stupak-style ban on abortion coverage.
Well, I’ve had enough of Sen. Nelson.
With Sen. Nelson holding up the health-reform bill unless he is granted an anti-choice amendment, we need Sen. Olympia Snowe to step up and be the 60th vote for health-care reform.
Sen. Snowe is the only Republican to cross party lines to vote for health-care reform legislation in committee. And she’s the only Republican to vote twice against a ban on abortion coverage.
Sign our emergency petition asking Sen. Snowe to vote to advance health-reform legislation that doesn’t jeopardize women’s abortion coverage in the new system.
The Senate is set to take critical votes in the next 72 hours, so we need to act fast to urge Sen. Snowe to be the 60th vote.
Add your name now to our emergency petition so that we can pass health reform and keep millions of women from losing their private insurance coverage for abortion.
Thank you for fighting with me.
– Nancy

Tags: care, health, women’schoice

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