Abortion Compromise Could Secure Health Care Passage

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's dream of health care reform is one step closer to reality.

Sunday afternoon, Obama announced plans to issue an executive order assuring that the health care bill would not change restrictions on federal money for abortion. That led a key abortion foe, Democrat Rep. Bart Stupak, to say he can now support the bill headed for a vote in the House
later Sunday.

Stupak says he and a half-dozen other abortion opponents worked Saturday night with House leaders to craft the order affirming current law barring federal funding for abortions.

Stupak wanted a separate vote on anti-abortion provisions, but House leaders instead looked to skirt that controversy with the executive order.

Links to More Information on the Heathcare Bill

Summary of Changes to Expect if the Bill becomes Law - (Reuters)

Links to the Healthcare Bill Itself
H.R. 3590: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - (Govtrack.us)
H.R. 3590 - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - (OpenCongress.org)

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