NEWS ALERT: Abortion deal seems to assure passage of health care bill in U.S. House

  • Sunday, March 21, 2010 2:33pm
  • News via Peninsula Daily News

House Democrats who had withheld support of the health care

legislation because of abortion concerns said this

afternoon that they would back the bill, all but assuring

that Democrats would have the 216 votes needed for passage.

The White House and Congressional Democratic leaders

announced the deal, and rank-and-file Democrats who had

worried that the bill would somehow allow the use of federal

money to pay for abortions or for insurance coverage of the

procedure appeared at a news conference to say those concerns

had been addressed

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