Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Life Links 7/8/09

Time has an article entitled, "Could Abortion Coverage Sink Health Care Reform?"
Under the legislation being worked on by three committees in the House, Americans earning up to 400% of the poverty level — $43,000 for an individual; $88,000 for a family of four — would be eligible for government subsidies to help them purchase coverage. But if the anti-abortion legislators get their way, those subsidies would have a big string attached; they could not be used to purchase a policy that has abortion coverage. For many women, that would mean giving up a benefit they now have under their private insurance policies.

The House of Lords has voted against allowing Britons to take to another country to for assisted suicide.

Nevada's state Health Division has ordered a clinic in Las Vegas named "Clinica de Mujeres" to stop performing surgeries after finding evidence that abortion had been performed their in an unsafe manner. The owner of the clinic, Vickie (also spelled Vicki) Mazzorana is an assistant professor at the University of Nevada Medical Center.

A woman from Australia and her boyfriend have been charged after smuggling in and using an RU-486 abortion pill.

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