Last night I went to a Planned Parenthood Event as a guest of Dene Shepherd’s where Jane Fonda was the keynote speaker. Here is a picture of Jane and her dog taken by me with my I-phone. It was a nasty rainy night but there was quite a crowd. And the topic and event was timely with the passing of the House Health care Bill on the tails of the Stupak/Pitts Amendment. Here is what Jane had to say about the bill before it passed,
Women’s health means rightwing stealth. At the last minute, the Stupak/Pitts Amendment was attached to the Health Care Reform Bill. This amendment violates the underlying principle of health care reform, as articulated by President Obama, that “no one will lose the benefits they currently have.” Truth is that under the Stupak/Pitts Amendment, millions of women would lose benefits they already have and millions more would be prohibited from getting the kind of private sector health care coverage that most women have today. ie: millions of women would lose private coverage for abortion services and millions more would be prohibited from buying it even with their own money.