Life-threatening “Protect Life Act” back to a House vote on Friday

Ah, the GOP and their priorities. Remember the heinous anti-choice bill last year that would allow doctors to deny lifesaving care if that person needed an abortion? Looks like it’s back for a House vote on Friday. The bill would also ban abortion coverage in state health insurance exchanges:

After months of focusing on economic rather than social issues, the House this week is poised to take up a measure that will bring the abortion-rights debate back to the floor for the first time since May.

On Friday, the House will consider H.R. 358, the “Protect Life Act.” The measure, introduced by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.), would prohibit federal funds from going toward any health care plan that covers abortion services; it also would block funding from being withheld from institutions that are opposed to providing abortions.

This could deny coverage to millions who need the coverage to afford an abortion, making both provisions of the bill horrid, but not much is being said in the media about just how extreme this bill is. Go enlighten your representatives. Now.

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  • Zoe

    So this is once again an attempt to cut funding for Planned Parenthood? Disgusting. Do these people not realize that a) Planned Parenthood does not use federal money for abortions and b) most of what Planned Parenthood money goes into STD testing? It’s just gross that the anti-choice brigade is so focused on preserving the “life” of fetuses that they are willing to let actual living people get sick and even die of dangerous STDs such as AIDS and Hep C.

  • jenna pinkham

    I’m sure everyone has this link already but I’ll post it again:
    Contact your House rep

  • Tiffany

    So, I am sorta confused about H.R. 358. because section c places limitation on abortion funding EXCEPT in cases of rape, or when the woman’s life is in danger.

    The bill can be read here;

    I am confused because all of the blogs suggest otherwise.