The Stupak-Pitts amendment, passed in the House, and the Nelson-Hatch amendment, not passed in the Senate, is sometimes described as a mere extension of current restrictions on Medicaid funding for abortion (known as the Hyde amendment). These assertions are grossly misleading and misrepresent the far-ranging harm that would be imposed by both amendments. There are some similarities. Both Hyde and Stupak-Pitts perpetuate harmful and discriminatory health policy by denying federal funding for women seeking medically necessary abortions, except in extremely limited circumstances when a woman’s life is endangered or the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest. However, Stupak-Pitts goes much further, extending these draconian limits to people who remain privately employed and will seek insurance from private insurers.
Das Center for reproductive rights hat noch mal die wichtigsten Argumente gegendiesen Teil der Gesundheitsreform zusammengestellt.