…and, here’s today’s news.
Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) responds to Rep. Stupak’s New York Times op-ed in which he defends his ban on abortion coverage. Writing on RH Reality Check, Rep. Capps debunks his claims and points to the disastrous effects of the Stupak-Pitts amendment.
An opinion piece in Newsweek posits that a way out of the controversy over abortion coverage in health care reform would be to create two different insurance pools, one that covers abortion and one that does not.
Los Angeles Times columnist Tim Rutten argues that the vocal and concerted efforts of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to ban abortion coverage in health care legislation have turned the bishops into a single-issue constituency.
The Washington Post looks at the difficulties faced by teen mothers, and in particular the struggles of Latina teen mothers.
The Nation’s Rachel Roth writes about the mistreatment of pregnant incarcerated women, ranging from inadequate nutrition and prenatal care to basics like not having a bed to sleep on or clothing that fits.