Without pro-choice elected leaders voting for reform, we would not have anything to celebrate; however, the health care bill is an example of legislation that allows women to be the object of discriminatory practices.
I voted yes on Sunday's health care reform bill. It's an historic first step. Historic. But we're not done. The framework for a comprehensive health care system is in place. Now we must finish the job.
Faced with an endless litany of institutional roadblocks, false starts, ego-centric Members, and plain political pressures, Pelosi was able to wrangle together just enough votes to push reform to the finish line.