Horrid Rep Joe Pitts, (R-PA) has come up with a Savita bill of his very own.
The bill, known currently as H.R. 358 or the “Protect Life Act,” would amend the 2010 health care reform law that would modify the way Obamacare deals with abortion coverage. Much of its language is modeled on the so-called Stupak Amendment, an anti-abortion provision pro-life Democrats attempted to insert into the reform law during the health care debate last year. But critics say a new language inserted into the bill just this week would go far beyond Stupak, allowing hospitals that receive federal funds but are opposed to abortions to turn away women in need of emergency pregnancy termination to save their lives.Wait..."Protect Life"? It will KILL.
And...they receive federal funds? Piggy Pitts wants federally-funded--that means from our taxes--hospitals to have the legal right to LET WOMEN DIE because he's a self-righteous forced-birther? Where is his conscience?
Pitts’ new bill would free hospitals from any abortion requirement under EMTALA*, meaning that medical providers who aren’t willing to terminate pregnancies wouldn’t have to — nor would they have to facilitate a transfer.And what of the doctors' Hippocratic Oaths? How could a healer watch as a woman dies in his care, simply because an old, fat, ugly prick of a selfish legislator thinks that she should? We all raged about Savita's completely unnecessary death, while thinking that here in the United States, we were protected. But if Joe Pitts get his way, the women of the US will be at the very same risk of a horrible, protracted, painful death. All in the name of "Protecting Life." Just not THEIRS.
The hospital could literally do nothing at all, pro-choice critics of Pitts’ bill say.