ObamaCare Week Is a Great TIme to Support Pro-Choice Trevor Thomas

Last week, for its 2-year anniversary, Democrats rightly celebrated that ObamaCare has made preventative health care–things like mammograms–accessible for free to 45 million women.

And this week, as the ObamaCare hearing represents the biggest event at SCOTUS since Bush v. Gore, Democrats continue to celebrate ObamaCare (which is a good thing, politically; Obama should have done this a year ago).

But no one is talking about the biggest error the Democrats made aside from selling out the public option: letting Bart Stupak, an anti-choice MI Democrat, roll back access to abortion for women in every Congressional District in America. Not only have Democrats forgotten that their own tolerance for anti-women stances hurt Obama’s signature issue (and hurt their chances in 2010), but they’re back at it–recruiting anti-choice self-funders like Steve Pestka rather than backing pro-choice candidates like Trevor Thomas.

It’s as if the Democrats have put a price tag on women’s health, one they’re not willing to invest to pay.

There are a lot of reasons why Trevor Thomas is the better choice to take on Justin Amash in MI’s 3rd CD: his working class background, his push to address MI’s high unemployment rate for Veterans, his call to do something about the looming student loan bubble.

But this week, of all weeks, it’s important to make clear that it is not acceptable to do what the Democrats have done, decide that fighting for women’s issues is simply too much work and too much money.

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3 Responses to ObamaCare Week Is a Great TIme to Support Pro-Choice Trevor Thomas

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JimWhiteGNV @joanneleon Only silver lining is that ten day forecast now has warmer weather for my Gators baseball opening night on the 19th.
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JimWhiteGNV Shit is fucked up and bullshit. https://t.co/R3hCrIZRUH
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bmaz @jrosenbaum @AntonioFrench Not normally how it works!
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bmaz @tnyCloseRead Well if she is paying for it, at least now she can afford it!
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emptywheel @Krhawkins5 I was already noting that GOP here in MI might regret eliminating straight ticket voting.
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emptywheel RT @Krhawkins5: But of course one of them would always pick rock, one paper, and one scissors
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emptywheel RT @Krhawkins5: I was going to suggest that Rubio Bush and Kasich settle who becomes establishment GOP candidate with a rock paper scissors…
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emptywheel The only time that humans seem to exhibit the absolute self-interest economists insist they do is in Republican primaries.
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bmaz It's good that there are constants in the world https://t.co/tpkHwxK3Vg
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emptywheel @JasonLeopold Looks less dangerous than Brennan today after he got confronted w/the apology letter you refused to bury.
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bmaz RT @MattBruenig: woooo this is fun, is everyone having fun? I am https://t.co/lGCtexmsfK
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emptywheel @pzukerberg Probably as Jewish as Sanders: Sanders just hasn't replaced it with anything.
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