NOW on PBS: Democrats and the New Politics of Abortion
If you are a proponent of single-payer health care, this documentary on the Democratic Party and its members like Bart Stupak and Patricia Dalkember is a must-see. Listen to Stupak's bullshit about how "there are organizations" which will help poor women to pay for an abortion, so his amendment doesn't discriminate against anyone; and how he isn't anti-abortion, he's "pro-life." Listen to how Howard Dean defends his promotion of anti-choice Democratic candidates because they are "good on every other issue." Listen to the statistics about how 1 in 3 women have abortions by the time they are 45. Listen to how important money is in these decisions. Listen to how the Hyde Amendment forces pregnant women to "choose" unwanted children.
Then tell me how we are going to get universal health care, Medicare for All, without overturning the Hyde Amendment or joining with supporters of women's reproductive rights.
Without dealing with the effects of the ban on federal moneys for abortion, single-payer health care will never, ever happen.