Statement Of Attorney General Martha Coakley On Stupak/Pitts Amendment

Statement

By:  Martha Coakley
Date: Nov. 8, 2009
Location: Unknown

The House's vote is in many ways a significant step toward the goal of health care reform. However, I am deeply disturbed that the House adopted the Stupak/Pitts amendment, which would deny millions of women access to reproductive services. The inclusion of the Stupak/Pitts amendment violates the very intent of health care reform, which is meant to guarantee quality, affordable health care coverage for everyone. I believe that the Senate has a responsibility to fix this by eliminating the provision in whatever reform legislation moves forward.