Health Care

Nelson Unveils Pro-Life Amendment

If the public-option debate doesn’t kill health-care reform, this could: Senator Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) unveiled his amendment on Monday to ban federal money in the Senate’s health-reform bill from being used for abortion services. Based on language from the Stupak amendment, the controversial measure added to the House bill, Nelson’s amendment is not expected to pass the Senate; but Nelson is saying he will filibuster any legislation that does not include it.