Health Care

Abortion Compromise Out the Window?

Maybe the Democrats won’t need an abortion compromise to save health care after all? Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) said Thursday that House Democrats plan on trying to secure 216 votes for health-care reform without reworking the abortion provisions that has Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) threatening to vote against the bill. Stupak says he and 12 other congressmen will vote against it unless the language about prohibiting the spending of federal money on abortion services is tightened, but Waxman says that “many of the pro-life members are going to support passage of the health-care bill.”