Senate Kills Abortion Amendment
The Senate has tabled the abortion amendment to the health care bill introduced by Senator Ben Nelson, effectively killing it. The 55-45 vote overturns a measure that was meant to keep conservative Democrats on board with the health care bill.
The tabling represents a victory for abortion-rights supporters who had worried that the amendment’s restrictions on abortion funding would go beyond what had previously been established by the Hyde amendment.Click here for reuse options!
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