House Democrats Will Likely Prevent Vote to Remove Abortion From Health Care
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- When members of Congress return from their August recess, the first battle over the abortion funding found in the health care bills will occur in the House. There, it appears Democratic leaders will prevent a vote on an amendment to remove the abortion funding from the bill.
The House version of the health care bill, HR 3200, currently allows a scheme whereby the federal government will pay for abortions under the plan.
Rep. Bart Stupak has announced that he will sponsor an amendment on the House floor to change that, similar to the one members of a House panel defeated.
But, House members may never have a chance to vote on the Stupak amendment to stop taxpayer-financed abortions because it appears House Democrats won't allow it.
Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Deal Hudson: "Why Catholics Will Not Get Abortion Out of the Health Care Bill" [UPDATED]
Dem Says Language Expressly Prohibiting Abortion Funding a Must in Health Care Bill [UPDATED]