Thursday, May 5, 2011
Apparently Republicans Hate Women
At least, that is the only logical conclusion I can draw from the House passing H.R.3, a super restrictive bill that addresses ER treatment of pregnant women (it would permit ERs to refuse life-saving care to pregnant women if that care would injure or kill the fetus), private insurance coverage of abortion (and how it would take away tax exemptions if private insurance money is used to cover abortion), and inserted some pretty awful language about statutory rape. Other people smarter and more articulate than I have written extensively about this whole debacle. Luckily, the Senate still has to look over the bill, and Obama has promised to veto it. Good. He should if he has any empathy for human existence.