Open Thread on HR3 Debate

The House session on HR3, the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," which seeks to redefine rape (yes, they're still trying to sneak that in) and make the Hyde Amendment permanent law has begun. You can watch it live here.

If you can't watch the live feed, Nick Baumann is live-tweeting it here. And scatx's feed, here, has excellent coverage, too.

The House will vote on the measure this afternoon. It's not too late to contact your representative and ask hir not to support this garbage legislation.

UPDATE: And HR3 has passed. Crap.

The good news is that it has a very real likelihood of failing in the Senate.

UPDATE 2: Whoops, I was wrong. It was just the rule that passed. The vote will still come later this afternoon (and will almost assuredly pass then).

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