“The president has handed us a bill that reverses Roe v. Wade,” she told ABC News, condemning the amendment originally drafted by Stupak and Rep. Joe Pitts, R-Penn. “Stupak-Pitts is such a sweeping denial of insurance coverage of abortion for women that it in fact in essence makes abortion unavailable to women. In Roe v Wade the court said the government may not restrict women from exercising their choice to have an abortion and Stupak-Pitts clearly stops women from doing that.”
During the Democratic primaries, the campaign of then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, suggested that Obama would not fight for abortion rights as would Clinton. O’Neill sees this current action in that light.
“There’s no question that Hillary Clinton would have fought for our rights,” she says. . . .
All emphasis mine. Three things:
1. Is O’Neill aware that the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, is a woman and that it was she — not Obama — who allowed the vote and passed the bill with the Stupak amendment? It’s amazing how she avoids all mention of Pelosi and passes all the blame to Obama.
2. Do I detect a little buyer’s remorse here? Maybe not entirely satisfied with President Obama? Wishing instead for Hillary Clinton? Just a teensy bit?
3. Is anyone happy with the monstrosity that is health care reform these days?