Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The details of the Senate version of the government-run health care bill are coming soon and the measure, which will likely include massive abortion funding as well as end-of-life and rationing concerns, was unveiled to Senate Democrats late this afternoon.
The presentation of the bill at the party caucus meeting follows a day of heavy-handed lobbying from pro-abortion Vice President Joe Biden and other Obama administration officials.
They joined Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in meeting with three lawmakers whose votes are essential to getting the 60 needed to begin debate on the legislation.
The libs and the pro-aborts try to convince you that everyone is pro-abort. Just another lie to defend killing babies. The problem is that they are also convincing some people that abortion isn't in Obamacare, when it is.
As Congress remains embroiled in a massive debate over whether to force Americans to pay for abortions through the new government-run health care programs, a new CNN poll finds 61 percent oppose government funding abortions with public dollars.
The poll found six in ten Americans favor a ban on using federal funds for abortions, such as the Stupak amendment recently added to the health care bill in the House.
The new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released today shows 61 percent oppose taxpayer funding of abortions while just 37 percent are supportive.
The CNN poll goes further and finds that a majority of Americans, by a 51 to 45 percent margin, believe women should be required to use their own money to pay for abortions even if they have private health insurance and no government money is involved. They did not think health insurance should pay for abortions.
For 6 weeks, and behind closed doors, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Democrats have been crafting their own version of a socialized health-care bill.
With the House's passage of its bill, Reid is ready to pull the trigger, now only awaiting a cost estimate from the Congressional Budget Office on two new tax increases his side has proposed to help contain their behemoth.
The CBO report could come at any moment, perhaps before this column is published.
After getting the CBO report, Reid will file cloture (i.e., closure on debate) on a motion to proceed on a "shell," or empty health-care bill.
Right. There will still be no language to see. Reid will introduce a shell bill simply to get the parliamentary wheels in motion.
According to Senate rules, the cloture vote Reid wants can come no sooner than 30 hours after he has introduced his shell bill, as early as Friday. Sixty votes will be required.
This is the first and very important choke point to stop the Senate's health-care bill from proceeding....
Continue reading Jill's column today, "Pro-life need-to-knows on health care in Senate," at WorldNetDaily.com.