Monday, March 22, 2010

NOW: 'Health Care Reform Victory Comes with Tragic Setback for Women's Rights'

From restricting access to abortion care, to gender rating, to discrimination against immigrants, NOW President Terry O'Neill takes apart the health insurance reform bill:

As a longtime proponent of health care reform, I truly wish that the National Organization for Women could join in celebrating the historic passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It pains me to have to stand against what many see as a major achievement. But feminist, progressive principles are in direct conflict with many of the compromises built into and tacked onto this legislation. . . read more . . .