Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Poison Pill in the Grady Bill

There's not much time on this one, folks. Sen. David Schafer tacked an amendment on the Grady bill that would prohibit abortions at the hospital. The bill passed the senate as amended and will now be referred to Mike Jacobs, the bill's author to see if he will accept the changes. Please read below and call your house member tomorrow.

Note to poor women an girls who are victims of rape or incest and find themselves pregnant as a result: don't bother to go to Grady Hospital. The Georgia Senate has tied Grady's survival to a provision that it no longer preform abortions and will not utilize Medicaid funds for that procedure.

Representative Mike Jacobs introduced HB 1299 in the House of Representatives that would allow Grady Hospital to become a not-for-profit.The legislation went to the Senate today and Senator David Shafer amended the legislation, specific to Grady Hospital. The amendment would prohibit Grady Hospital from providing abortions under state and federal laws and not allow for Medicaid funding of the services.The amendment passed the Senate an hour ago. (It may not be posted until later this evening or tomorrow morning) The legislation will be returned to Representative Jacobs for his yes or no on the amendment.

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6 comments:

Sid Cottingham said...

My God!

Tina said...

If men could get pregnant---well I'll leave that sentence to somebody else to finish...

VictoratGaImproper said...

i'm speechless, which is almost as rare as:

www.malepregnancy.com

Amy Morton said...

Let's play "finish Tina's Sentance"

If men could get pregnant:

a new way to deliver a baby would be devised overnight.

Trackboy1 said...

Any man in labor, myself included:
Give me all the drugs you have!!!
Stat!!!

Trackboy1 said...

And breastfeeding would end.