A couple of weeks ago I was walking through the farmers market and an Obama volunteer stopped me. I brake for Obama, so I waited for his pitch. Obama man handed me a flyer, asked me to "sign up for health care!" and call my elected officials. I read the back and it said very clearly that no federal funds would cover abortion. I told him that I wan't happy about the lack of abortion coverage and that it made me uncomfortable. He said, "Ma'am, I know that isn't good, but we'll all get health care."
No, no we won't. From The Washington Post:
The [Stupak-Pitts amendment] amendment would prohibit abortion coverage in the government-run plan and any private plan on the new marketplace that accepts people who are using government subsidies to buy coverage. Under that language, abortion coverage would be unavailable not only to working-class women buying coverage with government subsidies, but probably also to women buying coverage on the new marketplace without federal assistance. The amendment suggests that women could buy separate "riders" covering abortions, but abortion-rights supporters say it is offensive to require a separate purchase for coverage of a medical procedure that for most women is unexpected.
The reason that the Stupak amendment is terrible is because it says that if I am getting a tiny little afffordability subsidy for my coverage, then I can't buy an insurance plan that includes abortion coverage. And since the vast majority of Americans will get some kind of affordability subsidy, that does two things: 1) wipes out abortion coverage explicitly for those women getting subsidized, and 2) probably will result in fewer insurance plans that cover abortion - even for women who are paying entirely with their own money.
Regardless of arguments to the contrary, this isn't about taxpayer funded abortions; it's about our right to have one. Women in this country have the right to a safe, legal abortion and to continue to undercut us doesn't mean less abortions, it means women resorting to unsafe methods to have one.