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Chickens coming home to roost, Ms. Pollitt. You were the one who urged women to vote for the mediocre, inexperienced candidate with no record of prochoice votes, over the experienced woman candidate with a very clear and strong record on prochoice and women's issues. Thanks. Good job. Now we all have to suffer with it.

Renee Mittler

New York, NY

Nov 13 2009 - 2:42pm

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Stupak's amendment does not prohibit or restrict abortion but rather keeps the financing of it in the private sector. It is a good half-way compromise,

Actually, you are overly focusing on the Catholic fraction of the popular movement. My wife is active in anti-abortion with a nondenominational, often nonreligious group. Rather than one group's hierarchy, you should look at the millions of ordinry voters and the pressure that they bring.

John D. Froelich

Upper Darby, PA

Nov 13 2009 - 1:36pm

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Being used and betrayed by the Democratic Party's leadership is the price of the two-party system. Still think Germany's multiparty system is no better?

James J. Matthews

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nov 13 2009 - 12:59pm

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Democrats must not be "hoodwinked and fooled" into an abortion fight that does not really exist! We should know that Speaker Nancy Pelosi would never let abortion go by the wayside. We should be smarter than that... and we must keep our "eye" on the prize--and the long-awaited and wished-for goal of healthcare for all Americans and lower premiums for those who are already insured. Democrats have a chance to lead by actually doing something good for Americans--like healthcare, which is tied to the deficit and the bankrupting of businesses and families. We must keep our "eye" on the prize and not be labeled with the title of another "do-nothing Congress"!

GOP politicians and operatives continue to dishonestly and deceptively say that they cannot support a public option, they claim that they want to keep costs down for the American people! Really? This they claim all the while knowing that a public option/competition is the only way to really control cost and to bring about true reform, thereby putting a definite halt to the out-of-control medical costs and premiums crippling people and businesses today, making it harder and harder for average Americans and young people to realize and take advantage of the slowly slipping away American Dream. They could ask themselves, If you happen to lose your job today or tomorrow in these unstable economic times and at a time when we currently do not have healthcare reform for all, who would pay you or your familiy's healthcare costs--that is, if you are lucky enough to be able to see a doctor without insurance? This American Dream, now being called socialism by the GOP, has slowly been slipping away, and is in the last throes of dying, if we do not forge a new path onwards toward inclusion and cooperation for all. This dream of America will die to be replaced with just another Third World country--only to go into the history books as another failed experiment.

Again, let us not be fooled by the GOP Trojan horse "abortion battle" to distract us and divide us while they laugh gleefully behind our backs as to how they have beat us once again with a myth and an illusion!

Ann Mack

Philadelphia, PA

Nov 13 2009 - 8:10am