January 3, 2010
In December 2009, on the heels of the House of Representatives passing a health care reform bill
that includes an abortion coverage ban, the Senate passed its reform measure. The Senate’s bill,
while different from the House’s, inexcusably and impermissibly restricts coverage for abortion.
Women throughout the country stand to lose if either provision is included in the final law.
When the two chambers reconcile the differences between these bills, they should remove both
the Senate and House abortion restrictions and instead ensure that real access to abortion
coverage is included in the final health care legislation that they deliver to President Obama.