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Will abortion kill the bill?

posted by jmcgee

The issue seems to be a defining one for several Democrats in the House:

The health care reform bill passed by the Senate on Christmas Eve appears to be dead on arrival in the House, as seven anti-abortion Democrats intend to join the ranks of lawmakers who plan to vote against the legislation, Fox News has confirmed.

Seven new no votes would be enough to kill the Senate bill, and several more fence-sitting lawmakers are under pressure from both sides of the aisle.

Foremost among the seven new no votes is Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., whose anti-abortion amendment to the House version of the legislation got the bill passed in that chamber last year.

But because the Senate and House Democratic leaders weren’t able to agree on joint legislation before losing their supermajority in the Senate this year, they have few options other than getting the House to pass the Senate bill and then making changes to the law through a separate budget reconciliation bill that could pass with simple majorities.

The Senate bill, however, doesn’t contain the same language as the Stupak amendment, which explicitly prohibits federal funding of abortion in any of the reform measures intended to expand health care coverage to millions of uninsured Americans.

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Fran Rossi Szpylczyn

posted March 11, 2010 at 10:20 am


Have you seen what friend of the blog, David Gibson has to say at Politics Daily?
Just curious as to what you and others might say about his findings.
http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/03/11/the-senate-bill-funds-abortions-nope-and-its-more-pro-life-th/



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Reaganite in NYC

posted March 13, 2010 at 8:56 am


Less interested in David Gibson’s hopelessly uninformed and jaundiced view than I am in the comments made yesterday by pro-life Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak of Michigan.
Stupak, a Catholic who’s actually “in the arena” as leader of pro-life Democrats in Congress, made clear yesterday in two interviews that Democratic congressional leaders (e.g. Speaker Pelosi and Congresswan Waxman of California) have written off the concerns of the pro-life Democrats and are pushing ahead with a version of Obamacare that will open the way for public funding of abortions.
I don’t know if “abortion will kill the bill.” But passage of this bill will likely kill the pro-life movement within the Democratic Party, a political party now beholden to the abortion industry, “ambulance chasers” (a.k.a. trial lawyers), public employee unions and billionaire currency speculators like George Soros.



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