Amy’s Life in Brief

My new favorite website
November 13, 2009, 10:48 pm
Filed under: Just for fun | Tags: ,

Being a mom and full-time social worker, I don’t get a lot of time to sit and listen to the radio. So, I’m a little set in my ways when it comes to music. Sure, sometimes I hear a song when I’m watching Grey’s Anatomy and figure out who sang it…but other wise I’m at a loss when it comes to new music.

Not anymore! I have been listening to Pandora! You select different bands or singers you already know and then they play other artists that you may like. It’s great and addictive and free!


Paying for Abortions
November 11, 2009, 8:08 pm
Filed under: health insurance | Tags: ,

First thing I want to start of saying is that I am by no means an expert on the health care reform bill that was passed by the House of Representatives and that is going on to the Senate for debate.

What I am going to say, though, is that I’m a little frustrated that the possibility of any kind of health care reform can be tanked simply because a group of people wants to take this as an opportunity to change the availability of abortions.

The thing is, folks, you are probably paying for abortions in one way or another, even if they are not federally funded. If you are paying (or your employer, on your behalf) health insurance premiums and your health insurance covers abortions, you are paying for abortions. If you or a loved one sees a medical provider that performs abortions, you are in a way supporting that providers ability to continue to provide that service to women.

I am just frustrated that any progress we’ve made is going to grind to a halt because of this issue. I have friends on the pro-life side. I know that they feel by restricting access to abortions they are saving the lives of babies. But, if health care reform is halted because of this issue, people are going to die. People are dying now because they don’t have coverage. People are losing their homes and everything they’ve worked for because they don’t have coverage and they get sick. Something has to be done and we can’t let this one issue unravel everything.