Senator McCaskill to Hold Multiple Health Care Forums in Missouri

Next week Sen. Claire McCaskill will be holding multiple forums on health care throughout the State. On Monday August 24th she will be in Hannibal at 9:30 a.m., at the Moberly Area Community College in Moberly at 1 p.m. and at the University of Missouri-Kansas City at 4:30 p.m. Another forum is scheduled for Wednesday August 26th at Lewis and Clark Middle School in Jefferson City.

At a town hall meeting in Hillsboro the other week Sen. McCaskill assured folks that she will not vote for a health care reform bill that would allow for federal funding of abortions. She has also stated in subsequent interviews that the Senate health care bill is and will be free of funding for abortions thanks to the Hyde Amendment. Consider these forums your opportunity to let the Senator know that the Hyde Amendment in fact does not cover the proposed legislation (as MRL president Pam Fichter explains here) and encourage her, if she’s actually serious, to support language added to the bill that would specifically exclude abortion as a health care benefit as that is the only way to ensure abortions will not be funded.

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