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House Passes H.R. 358, the "Let Women Die" Act of 2011

Written by Editor-in-Chief Jodi Jacobson forRH Reality Check. This diary is cross-posted; commenters wishing to engage directly with the author should do so at the original post. Today the GOP-led House of Representatives, with the blessings and encouragement of the United States Council of Catholic Bishops and extremist religious groups such as the Family Research Council, passed a bill in a vote of 251 to 172 that would, among other things, allow doctors and hospitals to "exercise their conscience" by letting pregnant women facing emergency medical conditions die. Yes. Die. This is what the Republicans called the "Protect Life Act."  And no, I am not kidding. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called it what it is... "a savage assault on women's health." Continue reading....
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