- The Washington Times - Monday, September 28, 2009


Regarding Charmaine Yoest’s Op-Ed column (“Is abortion health care, or is it not?” Opinion, Sept. 21) about whether abortion is “health care” - isn’t it time to call a truce on this never-ending battle so that women who want to have healthy babies can do so without going bankrupt?

There are those like Ms. Yoest who would rather derail health care reform - and everything it will do to improve women’s lives - than give even an inch on this issue. However, there are millions more who would rather focus on the bigger picture - the pending reform of the American health care system that will, for the first time ever, ensure a seamless, lifelong continuum of care for women.

For the first time, women will have access to a system in which they won’t be charged up to 45 percent more than men are for identical coverage, and maternity and reproductive health will be part of a basic care package. Experts are hopeful that these changes will help to reduce U.S. maternal mortality rates - the highest of any industrialized nation.

Women’s health is just too important to be sabotaged by anyone.


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Moving Forward Initiative

Women Donors Network

Victoria, Texas

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