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Greens Speak Out Against Betrayal of Reproductive Rights

GP US Release:

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders today called the Stupak Amendment in the recently passed US House bill on health care reform a disaster for women’s reproductive rights and a betrayal of the Democrats’ stated support for women’s rights and well-being.

Many Greens foresee growing anger among Democratic voters, especially women, and possible defections from the Democratic Party over the amendment.

The Stupak Amendment to HR 3962 states that any health care plan purchased with any federal subsidy cannot cover abortion services, even with private funds, and prohibits the public plan from covering abortion care. The amendment will make it more difficult and expensive for anyone to purchase a plan with abortion coverage and discourages insurers and employers who provide health care benefits from affording such coverage.
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Ohio Green Party publishes GreenBeat

Editor’s note: Dennis Spisak is co-editor of GreenBeat and Green Party Watch’s newest writer. The full text of GreenBeat can be found by clicking on this article’s headline.

GreenBeat April 25, 2009
In this Issue …

Americans Overwhelmingly Support Clean Energy Economy – Dennis Spisak
Bad Dreams and Earth Day – Anita Rios
National call for “FIRST FRIDAY Actions to demand good jobs for all NOW!” – Logan Martinez
Ohio Green Party Co-Convener Elected Chairperson of Toledo NOW – Anita Rios

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