Feministe has a great post on the senate’s new health care bill. It explains where things stand if this goes through:
The women’s health compromise essentially kicks the issue to the states — it keeps the Hyde Amendment in tact across the board, and allows states to scale back abortion coverage even further if they choose. It’s better than Stupak, but it still really, really sucks.
But the best bit of the is actually a quite from Ezra Klein, discussing an argument from David Waldman:
The problem with leaving the decision up to the states, he says, is that it doesn’t go far enough. “I think states should leave the abortion question up to the counties,” he explains. “Then I think counties should leave the abortion question up to municipalities. Then the neighborhoods should leave the abortion question up to each block.” And each block, as you might have guessed, should leave the abortion question up to each household.