04 May '11, 10pm

The outrageously anti-woman #HR3 passes the House, and many groups, including EMILY’s List, respond: (by @robinmarty)

The outrageously anti-woman #HR3 passes the House, and many groups, including EMILY’s List, respond: (by @robinmarty)

All House Republicans and 16 Democrats voted to pass H.R. 3, a alleged "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions" bill introduced by New Jersey Senator Chris Smith . The bill, which many called "Super Hyde" as it took the rules already in place in the Hyde Amendment that forbid government funds to be used in abortions except in the case of rape, incest or health of the mother, then ups the definition of "government funds" to include any possible funding in the new health insurance exchanges that will be open due to health care reform, effectively banning abortion coverage by all participating insurers. H.R. 3 would also codify new additional conscience clauses for the health care industry, allowing anyone involved to refuse to perform an abortion for any reason, even if the woman needing the abortion's life is in danger. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi railed against the bill on the...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/womens-rights/blog/house-pass...

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