Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bipartisan Lawmakers Sponsor Stupak Amdt to Cut Abortion Funds in Senate Bill

cross-posted from A Catholic View

Sen. Ben Nelson, a pro-life Democrat from Nebraska, confirmed today that he is working on an amendment to the Senate version of the government-run health care bill that would remove abortion funding from it. He said the amendment would be similar to language adopted in the House.

Nelson is joined by Sen. Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican, for a bipartisan amendment they hope will attract more of their colleagues.

During the House debate on the health care bill, lawmakers adopted the Stupak amendment on a strongly bipartisan vote.

That amendment removed the abortion funding found in the government-run public option and the affordability credits -- both of which are contained in the bill Senate leader Harry Reid proposed.

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