The Stupak-Pitts Amendment

An Abortion Coverage Ban that Denies Women the Full Promise of Health Care Reform

On November 7, 2009, the House of Representatives adopted the Stupak-Pitts Amendment during its consideration of health care reform legislation. The amendment is a grievous assault on women’s access to abortion care. For the reasons outlined below, it should be rejected by the Senate and should not appear in any final health care reform legislation.

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