Today, the Senate approved, 61-39, an amendment which would essentially open the door to defining abortion as “preventive care” (by HHS head Kathleen Sebelius), and resulting in insurance-mandated abortion coverage without co-payment.
UPDATE: Tuesday, Dec. 8- Bad news. By a vote of 54-45, the Senate tabled (killed) the pro-life Nelson/Hatch amendment, co-sponsored by Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback. Both Brownback and Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts voted to save the amendment. Hear Brownback speech on Senate floor.
The action amends the global ‘preventive care’ mandate of Sec. 1001 of the Senate bill, and came from Maryland Democrat Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who explicitly expressed her intention to fund Planned Parenthood clinics when questioned in July by Utah GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch.
Although the majority of U.S. Senators are pro-abortion, Hatch and Democrat Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson plan to offer an amendment (like “Stupak-Pitts”) to remove abortion coverage from the bill.)
Just yesterday, Lifenews.com reported the Madison, Wisconsin, Planned Parenthood clinic audaciously shares building space –and an entrance– with a public library, where it
“will increase the organization’s visibility…and provide ready access to thousands of children.”
Planned Parenthood, the leading abortion business in the nation, prefers to promote itself as a ‘trusted community resource’, despite being exposed for willingness to take racist contributions and various prosecutions for concealment of child rape. The Kansas/Mid-Missouri affiliate awaits action on felony charges for inventing medical records, as well as other illegalities.
Planned Parenthood’s business underplays its death services and unceasingly fights to retain its annual multi-million dollar federal funding as if they were legitimate primary caregivers.
The discussion on the Mikulski amendment dealt mainly with mammograms, but the not-so-hidden goal was to embed Planned Parenthood into health care reform.