Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Stupak Prepares to Fold?

The best hope of stopping Obamacare is Rep. Bart Stupak and other blue dog democrats who are opposed to abortion coverage in the Senate bill version of Obamacare. Unfortunately, Stupak is signaling he may be ready to cave in.
Rep. Bart Stupak said he expects to resume talks with House leaders this week in a quest for wording that would impose no new limits on abortion rights but also would not allow use of federal money for the procedure.

“I’m more optimistic than I was a week ago,” Stupak said in an interview between meetings with constituents in his northern Michigan district. He was hosting a town hall meeting Monday night at a local high school.

“The president says he doesn’t want to expand or restrict current law (on abortion). Neither do I,” Stupak said. “That’s never been our position. So is there some language that we can agree on that hits both points — we don’t restrict, we don’t expand abortion rights? I think we can get there.

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