Some of the most offensive votes for the War on Women were by cast representatives who had touted their moderate credentials on the campaign trail in 2010--including some who even called themselves pro-choice!
Rep. Biggert had even served in the past as a co-chair of the House Pro-Choice Caucus!
These 14 generally oppose a woman's right to choose, yet H.R.3's attacks on women and small businesses were so far-reaching that they had to vote no. Look at Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio's statement
I've always supported the notion that taxpayer dollars should not go towards funding abortions. What I don't support is creating a new bureaucratic boondoggle that forces millions of private small businesses to waste amazing amounts of time going over the fine print of their health insurance policies because Republicans in Congress can't resist politicizing an issue that's already been laid to rest.
Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, remarked that
, "the fact that 14 members of Congress who supported the Stupak amendment ultimately voted against H.R. 3 says a lot about how extreme Boehner's war on women has become."
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