A restriction on abortion coverage was added in November 7th, 2009 to the health care bill. The provision would block the use of federal subsidies for insurance that covers elective abortions. The Obama White House is refusing to weigh in on an amendment that represents perhaps the most restrictive anti-abortion measure introduced in a generation.
See below many articles on the passage of the health care bill with the Stupak-Pitts amendment through the House of Representatives.
> Abortion Was at Heart of Wrangling (The New York Times)
> For Abortion Foes, a Victory in Health Care Vote (The New York Times)
> The Ban on Abortion Coverage (The New York Times)
> Strict Abortion Provision Included In House Health Care Bill (The Huffington Post)
> Obama on Abortion Amendment: Don’t Want to Change “Status Quo” (The Huffington Post)
> NOW Opposes Health Care Bill That Strips Millions of Women of Abortion Access (National Organization for Women)
> Take Action Against the Stupak Amendment (International Women’s Health Coalition)
> Press release from NARAL Pro-Choice America
> Issue Brief from Planned Parenthood
> The Stupak-Pitts Controversy is Based On–and Masks–A Deepset Fear of Women’s Agency