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The Continuing Fight Against Women: House Passes Amendment To Defund Medical Schools That Teach Abortion

Not content to defund health care for women, the Republicans in Congress, who just can’t stop obsessing about abortion, have now passed yet another bill, brought to us by the lovely Rep. Virginia Foxxxxxxxxx, to prohibit government funding of abortion. Only this one also bans medical programs that receive government dollars from even teaching students how to perform abortions. Because taxpayers shouldn’t have their hard-earned dollars spent on training doctors to provide health care to women.

And, in case we didn’t get the message the first gazillion times Republicans mentioned it, the amendment re-reiterates that taxpayer dollars should not be used to fund abortions. Which they aren’t.

But despite the endless parade of bills to make it really, really, really clear that taxpayers should not pay for abortions, Rep. Foxxxxxxxxxx still wanted to make it “crystal clear.” In case the bill they passed three weeks ago didn’t quite get the message across.

The measure is an amendment to H.R. 1216, the Republicans’ latest never-gonna-happen attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Because nothing creates jobs like passing ideologically-driven symbolic measures to appease teabaggers and woman-haters everywhere.

Next up: a bill to ensure that taxpayer dollars are not used to repair roads that lead to medical schools that teach doctors how to perform abortions, and to re-re-reiterate that taxpayer dollars should not be spent on abortions. And then I’m sure they’ll get around to that jobs, jobs, jobs thing.

By: Kaili Joy Gray, Daily Kos, May 25, 2011

May 25, 2011 Posted by | Abortion, Affordable Care Act, Class Warfare, Congress, Conservatives, Equal Rights, GOP, Government, Health Care, Health Reform, Human Rights, Ideologues, Ideology, Lawmakers, Planned Parenthood, Politics, Pro-Choice, Public Health, Republicans, Right Wing, Tea Party, Women, Women's Health, Womens Rights | , , , , , , | Leave a comment


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