The health care stalemate caused by Republicans playing the abortion card is pretty hypocritical. To make one political issue outweigh the greater good feels plain wrong to me. Denying people treatment for treatable conditions and diseases in the name of an optional medical procedure--that is the moral high road? Allowing families to go bankrupt to pay their medical bills and hover on the brink of starvation because someone might get an abortion? Saying NO ONE should have ANY health care reform as long as abortion is covered is Baloney-Salami in my book. I see no Christian compassion in this political posturing--posturing by wealthy white men least affected by pregnancy, planned or otherwise.
Besides, with cheaper access to birth control via universal coverage there is potential for fewer abortions.
There is NO good reason not to reform health care in this nation. Yet the people with the best insurance are screaming the loudest about letting everyone have access.
I'm no mathematician, but if a family is paying $1,000 monthly for health insurance, how would universal coverage cost more? They're already paying $12,000 a year. Convert that insurance payment to a tax payment and the cost of universal heath care is covered. Eliminate the huge profits garnered by the insurance companies and our citizens might even benefit financially from fair and decent health care.
To the current Congress, I call FAIL. Quit stalling. Start fixing. This is 50 years overdue. Start serving your constituency and quit serving the special interest groups funding your campaigns.
*Green Girl is weary of getting the politcal runaround from her elected representatives today. She wants to smack them all upside the head and shake them hard. If you'd like to see a kinder, gentler side of Green Girl, go to EcoWomen.net where she and her eco-warrior comrades are giving away prizes all week.