After Abortion Controversy, AmeriCorps’ Health Program Is Shutting Down

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After Abortion Controversy, AmeriCorps’ Health Program Is Shutting Down

Postby Zohar » Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:16 pm UTC

I am really outraged by this.

After Abortion Controversy, AmeriCorps’ Health Program Is Shutting Down

What's HealthCorps:
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Community HealthCorps is an AmeriCorps nonprofit program that's been running for 21 years. It places volunteers in (mostly) health clinics, to support patients from high-risk and high-need populations. The volunteers get a (modest) stipend, an "education award" if they complete the program (basically some money to cover student loans), they acquire actual job-skills, and it also looks pretty great on a resume. There are several other AmeriCorps programs that run on a similar model.


The tl;dr from the article:
The ethics code for HealthCorps prohibits members of support women going through abortion in various ways (can't support transportation, medical support, consultation, etc.). It doesn't prohibit emotional support. In a few clinics in NYC, about 10 hours were spent providing emotional support for women who went through abortion. Congress got word of that and radical right-wing anti-women's-rights dicks decided they need to shut down the entire program - tens of thousands of volunteers working all over the country. For that specific bullshit thing.

It is really fucking atrocious.
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Re: After Abortion Controversy, AmeriCorps’ Health Program Is Shutting Down

Postby sardia » Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:47 pm UTC

Just like Jesus wanted.

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Re: After Abortion Controversy, AmeriCorps’ Health Program Is Shutting Down

Postby CorruptUser » Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:41 pm UTC

I said it before and I'll say it again. Make medicaid completely state funded (but still mandatory) and most states will be begging people to get abortions.

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Re: After Abortion Controversy, AmeriCorps’ Health Program Is Shutting Down

Postby setzer777 » Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:06 pm UTC

Could an unfunded mandate stand up in court?
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