This is a response-to-a-response to Health Care Terrorism
Also, if there was never a provision for the public funding of abortion, then why did Planned Parenthood and the National Organization for Women decry the bill the very day it was passed as Obama throwing women under the bus so he could get his “legacy” bill passed?
Planned Parenthood and the National Organization for Women were against that provision of the bill because the way it will restructure all health insurance will make it unlikely that private health insurance will cover abortion either. (The majority of private health insurers do cover abortion currently.) Women will have to specifically get separate policies to cover abortion. Since most women do not plan to have unwanted pregnancies, it is unlikely that they will get the extra coverage, and it therefore will not be there when they need it.
This will have a disproportionately negative effect on poor and middle income women. Think about it: if a woman can’t afford an abortion, how can she afford to raise a child?