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house Bill H.R. 3580

Should States Have to Report Abortion Data to the CDC in Order to Get Medicaid Funding for Family Planning Programs?

Argument in favor

Accurate abortion data is needed to inform a variety of federal public health policymaking decisions. Currently, the CDC’s abortion data isn’t accurate enough and some states don’t report abortion data to the agency at all. Withholding Medicaid funding for family planning programs from states that don’t report abortion data to the CDC would likely increase reporting.

Tooluser1's Opinion
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07/30/2019
We have to report all other deaths. Why not these?
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07/30/2019
Anything that helps end the selfish and senseless horrific violence that is terminating pregnancies. You already made your choice; now you have a baby. Do we need to explain to you again where babies come from? Keep your godless heathen cult out of our republic.
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JTJ's Opinion
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07/31/2019
You have no “right to privacy” when you demand that I pay for your “healthcare.”
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Argument opposed

Like Idaho’s implementation of a mandatory “complications from abortion” reporting requirement last year, this bill is an attempt to use government interference in women’s private medical decisions to intimidate women out of seeking abortions. While not all states report abortion data to the CDC, enough do to provide the federal government with enough abortion data for policymaking purposes.

NoHedges's Opinion
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07/30/2019
How about legislators focus less on making medical decisions for unborn children and more on legislative measures to protect living children. Like those being killed by assault rifles. What about their right to life?
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davidf's Opinion
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07/30/2019
How come these white/Caucasian males have so much problem leaving women’s healthcare decisions to women? Power and control is the core belief and the core set of behaviors that drives these kinds of actions. You have to really wonder about the lack of emotional security and the image of masculinity that haunts men who think they need this kind of control.
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jimK's Opinion
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07/30/2019
Why? What ‘policy making decisions’ require this legislation? Irrespective of the fact that this legislation could only be used to attack lawful medical procedures, the stated rationale for the legislation makes no sense. Why not legislate reporting vasectomies, or bunion removals? Ok, republicans chant “state’s rights”, “keep feds out of our life’s”- and yet propose this legislation only as a justification to attack lawful abortions. Republicans, stop using double-speak titles to mislead people with regard to what you are trying to do. It is dishonest, dishonorable and despicable. Cut the crap.
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      Committee on Energy and Commerce
    IntroducedJune 27th, 2019
    We have to report all other deaths. Why not these?
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    How about legislators focus less on making medical decisions for unborn children and more on legislative measures to protect living children. Like those being killed by assault rifles. What about their right to life?
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    How come these white/Caucasian males have so much problem leaving women’s healthcare decisions to women? Power and control is the core belief and the core set of behaviors that drives these kinds of actions. You have to really wonder about the lack of emotional security and the image of masculinity that haunts men who think they need this kind of control.
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    Why? What ‘policy making decisions’ require this legislation? Irrespective of the fact that this legislation could only be used to attack lawful medical procedures, the stated rationale for the legislation makes no sense. Why not legislate reporting vasectomies, or bunion removals? Ok, republicans chant “state’s rights”, “keep feds out of our life’s”- and yet propose this legislation only as a justification to attack lawful abortions. Republicans, stop using double-speak titles to mislead people with regard to what you are trying to do. It is dishonest, dishonorable and despicable. Cut the crap.
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    Information regarding one’s personal and medical data is definitely not the business of the United States government
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    Interesting. Far-right Republicans want to hold Medicaid family planning funding hostage because they’re so anti-choice when doing so would only increase the likelihood of women needing abortions! They’re causing exactly what they’re trying to prevent! Leave this funding alone and leave women alone! The 1950s are over!
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    You have no business in a woman’s uterus none! Keep your religion out of our democracy. It’s that simple. Fund family planning to include abortions. Your war on women and the poor is disgusting. Like prostitution, abortions are not going away. They need to be done safely and legally like Roe versus Wade guaranteed. Follow the law and cut the BS.
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    Why doesn’t the CDC investigate a real crisis, gun violence! Leave abortion decisions between a woman and her medical professional. Gun violence is an actual crisis that is injuring and killing innocent people who are actually alive and outside the womb. Stop trying to sound humane by preventing women from making decisions about their health.
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    1. That violates HIPPA law. 2. I alone own my body. 3. The constitution gives us the right to privacy. So: IT IS NONE OF YOUR EFFING BUSINESS!
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    This is a ridiculous suggestion. No. Everyday we seem closer to Atwood’s Gilead.
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    Nope. No one’s business. Stay out my my practitioner’s office.
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    I don't think the Federal government needs this data, and I worry about privacy for the women who obtain abortions if data is being reported. How about we start with collecting accurate data on gun deaths from every state first, and measure that impact on public health, and then decide which is a bigger issue?
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    What are the Republicans trying to do here turn this into a Nazi America.
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    Yeah, no. I don’t think that going down this road is for the benefit of women. It’s not even very thinly veiled. Statistics and reporting are valuable, but the way this is set up isn’t about using data in positive or essential ways. It’s about control and appears to be a precursor to more abortion bans, which is bad for women and bad for the nation as a whole.
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    Are they reporting on appendectomies? Or tonsil removal? Or biopsies? No. So leave abortion alone. Abortion is healthcare.
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    Please vote against this bill. Family planning access is essential to women’s health care and benefits their families. Women and families with low enough income to qualify for Medicaid need this the most, because they already have issues supporting themselves and their existing families. If better statistics on abortion are required by the CDC, there should be a separate legislation requiring that information. Holding Medicaid family planning funds hostage to this separate issue is just another attempt to limit women’s healthcare.
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    Family Planning and CDC are two completely separate entities. This is more religious BS just like Idaho’s mandatory implementation. All government fed and state need to keep your religious views out of our laws. Do you own thing in church but keep out of politics.
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    Do States Report Vasectomies? Do States Report Peyronie’s Disease? Do States Report Vaginal Discharge. Do States Report Erectile Dysfunction? Do States Report Prostate Enlargement? Around age 30, Men lose the Purplish Color in the head of their Penis, as they lose Blood Flow. And as they lose Testosterone, they lose hair around their Penis. This is due to lose of TESTOSTERONE. All around the Age Of 30. In some cases, Abdominal Fat ALL BUT BURIES the Penis. Doctors try to motivate men to lose weight to “gain an inch.” IS ALL OF THIS REPORTED TO THE CDC????? I want to know! Because if they mandate anything about WOMEN. WE MUST RE-ACT IN KIND! WHAT SAY YOU LADIES! NO FEMALE DATA UNTIL MEN ARE TREATED EQUALLY AS DEGRADING
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    Anything that helps end the selfish and senseless horrific violence that is terminating pregnancies. You already made your choice; now you have a baby. Do we need to explain to you again where babies come from? Keep your godless heathen cult out of our republic.
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    I thought Republicans were against "big government" and wanted less "interference"? The purpose of this bill is simply to intimidate and create barriers to getting vitally needed medical care. If course, if anyone with a heartbeat really is so precious, they wouldn't refuse to provide those same babies families affordable medical care, child care, equal pay, a living wage, or safe schools.
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