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Abortion to Derail Health Bill?

Nancy Pelosi has been counting her health-care votes: Does this mean she has to start over? Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) said Thursday that he and 11 other Democrats will not vote for health-care reform unless it includes strict language to prevent federal money from being spent on abortion services. Stupak did not specify who those Democrats were, but it’s likely that they all voted for the original House bill, which included abortion language that was later scrapped from the Senate and Obama’s bills. Nancy Pelosi stressed, “There is no change in the access to abortion, no more no less. It is abortion neutral.”