I grew up reading comic books wanting to be a superhero. Comics taught me that those who speak the truth are heroes, all the rest are liars.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Thrown Under The Bus For Health Care Reform...

Erika Smith, the aide to Congressman Bart Stupak, sent an email to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, National Right to Life, the Family Research Council and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's office in attempt to derail the Nelson abortion compromise.

Politico obtained Smith's email, which read, "Guys - when will we see your letters of opposition to the managers amendment?? We need them ASAP!”

Naturally when this came to light, Rep. Stupak claimed he knew nothing of the email exchange:

"Earlier today an unauthorized email from a member of my staff was sent to interested parties. I was unaware of this email and it was sent without my knowledge or approval."

So essentially Stupak has thrown Smith to the wolves or more fittingly...under the bus. Smith might want to know check out "Not Under The Bus," a project by the Women's Media Center.

Not Under the Bus is "a platform for a unified media message that supports and defends women’s rights in the national health care reform debate." It is also "a call to action to keep women safe and treat them with respect and dignity." So what do you say Ms. Smith...Are you ready for that or will you fall on the sword of man?

Naturally...you'll have some good company as many of us have been thrown under the bus for the health care bill. You know that new health care reform bill that allows for increased premium due to sex and age...or allows legislators (not my doctor) to determine public funding over my reproductive rights. Thank you for the reform but the cost of giving up my rights is too high. Well it wasn't a surprise even though I had hoped for better:
"And one more misunderstanding I want to clear up – under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.” - Obama

Doing some light writing over the next couple of weeks while I hibernate from winter...enjoy the videos:

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