Please check the facts and read the opposite view of yours at: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/abortion-amendment-health-care-bills-ignites-debate-womens/story?id=9034995
This article worries that the inclusion of this amendment will interfere with a woman's right to choose.
Health Care Reform will not interfere with America's current system of providing abortions.
Tax Payers will not be paying and neither will insurance companies.
Planned Parenthood and Free clinics will continue to exist, and any person determined to have their abortion will be able to access them for an out-of-pocket fee based upon income as so many do.
However, hopefully with health care reform measures insurance companies will not be able to suddenly drop providers from their in-network providers mid-treatment, as happened with me when I was pregnant with my son.
I had started prenatal care in July only to be told in January my insurance no longer covered my Obstetrician or the hospital where she assisted in deliveries.
My due date was set for March, and being in college, my obstetrician had agreed to a "social induction" on the first day of my spring break so I wouldn't have to miss too much school.
Nursing Schools will fail you for one clinical absence.
I was forced to either change providers or pay the $1500 out-of-network deductible to have my child close to home with a group of clinicians I was comfortable with.
I chose to pay the $1500 to have the best birthing experience, but not every woman is so fortunate.
Now, how did that affect my right to choose?
The current system allows insurance companies to dictate where people can receive care based upon where they will reimburse costs for treatment.
If the proposed system was in place then, I would have easily been able to change to another, equally affordable insurance company that did cover my hometown doctor.
Since I was still under my parents insurance and this insurance was tied to my father's employment, I had no other option but to move or pay.
I think the Pitts-Stupak Amendment is the best possible compromise to this sensitive issue.