Congress sneaks in anti-abortion measure |

Congress sneaks in anti-abortion measure

Did you know that our right to abortion is under a sneak attack by our Congress? Included in the massive $388 billion budget bill is a small insert giving hospitals, health care companies and insurance companies the opportunity to ignore a woman’s right to choose an abortion?Yes indeedy, this deed was done without hearings or full debate.Isn’t our right to choose protected in Roe vs. Wade and in many state and local laws and regulations? Isn’t it true that a large majority of Americans support the right of women to choose abortion? Why then is it under attack by our Congress?Does this mean there will a “gag rule” for our doctors which will make it illegal for them to even mention the option of an abortion to their patients if they receive government funds? I believe most doctors receive government funds for treating Medicare or Medicaid patients.I plan to write to my president, senators and representative and ask for more information on this little insert and ask them why? I urge you to do the same. The House vote on this budget is scheduled for Dec. 6.

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