Dem Dozen Threatens to Bail on Health Care Over Abortion Language
Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:48 PM on Mar. 5, 2010
Answer by Sweet_Faith at 8:57 AM on Mar. 5, 2010
Michigan Rep. Bart Stupak said Thursday he's counted 11 Democratic lawmakers in addition to himself who are willing to kill President Obama's health care overhaul over abortion language.
Stupak sponsored a provision in the House of Representatives' health care bill, which passed last fall, that clearly prohibits the use of federal money to pay for abortions. That language did not make it into the Senate bill, the model Obama is using to craft the plan he is expected to send to Congress shortly.
"We're not gonna vote for this bill with that kind of language in there," Stupak said Thursday in an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America."
"I want to see health care, but we're not gonna bypass some principles and belief that we feel strongly about," he said, adding that he's "prepared to take responsibility" for bringing down the bill.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:23 AM on Mar. 5, 2010
TWELVE DEMOCRATS willing to kill this bill, very interesting. If this bill fails, you can understand why. Obama can't get his own party to stand with him on it.
Answer by mancosmomma at 9:26 AM on Mar. 5, 2010
Answer by Sweet_Faith at 9:35 AM on Mar. 5, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:29 AM on Mar. 5, 2010
Answer by mancosmomma at 1:50 PM on Mar. 5, 2010