Democrats can't thread the needle on abortion

It is a lie that the Hyde Amendment will protect American taxpayers from funding elective abortions if the merged version of Obamacare goes through.  Hyde is legislation that must be renewed annually and covers abortions through Medicaid in cases of rape, incest, or life endangerment of the mother.  Right now, seventeen states offer their own coverage outside Medicaid for "medically necessary" abortions including the mental health of the mother.  South Dakota is the only state not to fully abide by the Hyde Amendment, and only pays for abortion when the life of the mother is at stake. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) told HuffPo that "she might be willing to support the Senate's abortion language."   Referring to keeping the Hyde Amendment in order to pass the bill, she said: It's not Stupak-Pitts [the House's language]. So, it's already [an improvement]. And it would appear to be current law. I would have to look at the questions...(Read Full Post)