Lots of meat and potatoes here but the kicker is 2:45 – 3:05:
Jehmu Greene of the Women’s Media Center says: “The government intruding on my medical decision is not an American value.”
Abortion isn’t a “medical decision.” It’s a violation of a person’s civil rights made possible by prejudice against age.
The irony in all of this is that she’s against the pro-life Focus on the Family because she doesn’t want them in her medical decisions but the government is already doing that by way of fauxcare:
The Stupak amendment explicitly barred federal funding for abortion services in any form in plain language. The Senate version instead relies on the mechanism of the Hyde amendment, which only applies if Congress renews it annually as part of the appropriations process. Once Congress fails to renew the Hyde Amendment (which bars HHS funds from being used for abortion services), the Senate language actually creates a mandate for the federal government to provide those funds. The key language comes in Section 1303:
The Secretary shall assure that with respect to qualified health plans offered in any Exchange established pursuant to this title—(I) there is at least one such plan that provides coverage of services described in clauses (i) and (ii) of subparagraph (B); and (II) there is at least one such plan that does not provide coverage of services described in subparagraph (B)(i).
I don’t see the Women’s Media Center protesting that government involvement. Their lack of protest is an invitation for Uncle Sam to join them in their bedroom and their doctors’ offices.