Tuesday, November 10, 2009

One of the grodiest thing about that whole Stupak-Pitts amendment CF is that 21 of the Democrats who voted against the health care bill ALSO voted in favor of attaching an anti-choice amendment to the bill.

Let that sink in.

The Stupak-Pitts amendment was allegedly necessary to get the bill to pass (even though only one Repub voted in favor of the bill), and yet these 21 who boosted Stupak-Pitts voted against the bill anyway.

Remember when being pro-choice was like a basic tenet of identifying as a Democrat? Or at least, you could be personally pro-life but not anti-choice, working to decrease abortions through comprehensive sex ed and increasing access to contraceptives but not actively taking away women's rights? Who ARE these people and why are they supporting regressive legislation?

Anyway, those 21 have to go. Not to mention the other 43 Dems that voted in favor of Stupak. The whole list, along with some strategerizing, is here.